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.