Hmmm, this space.com article raises many questions.
As the story suggests, perhaps the investigation relates to spying on top secret testing activities around the Tularosa Basin. Now, I’m not saying there are flying saucers over the Tularosa Basin, as was proposed in Flying Saucers … but who knows?
Re: History rehashed of the famous Washington saucers:
I propose that this was a demonstration. President Truman had similarly ordered a demonstration of the Flying Wing to prove its mettle, so the aircraft was flown over Washington in 1949. He could have also demanded a demonstration of the saucers, an above-top-secret U.S. military platform, perhaps to justify funding and quell doubts about their superior performance.
But I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know! It’s all in Flying Saucers.