Gen. Ernest M. "Mickey" MooreGeneral Moore was a Captain and a Major in Hawaii when the WWII began. (Find a grave bio) His coordinating long-range bombing strikes on the Empire of Japan resulted in his being promoted to Brigadier General (He retired as a Major General.) After the War he entered the National War College and ultimately was posted in the Pentagon as Chief of the Air Intelligence Division under Chief of Intelligence General Charles Cabell. While under Cabell in 1948-1951, Moore had responsibility for several important actions vis-a-vis the Flying Disk problem. One of these involved Secretary of Defense Forrestal's willingness to have the Saturday Evening Post magazine send a writer to Project Sign to find out what the USAF was doing about UFOs. This request, and then order, drove the USAF crazy, and resulted in Moore explaining to Forrestal that they really needed to "assist" the Post's reporter Sidney Shalett in constructing his piece, "in the national interest". Forrestal allowed this, but it resulted in a fiasco, wherein Moore's division fumbled the "assistance" and instead of writing a companion article to blunt Shalett's pieces, UFO-sympathetic personnel at Wright-Patterson wrote the famous "Project Saucer" release, which was far more positive towards UFOs than were Post articles. In fact it was the Project Saucer publication which inspired Don Keyhoe to begin really bird-dogging the UFO subject, leading to the role that NICAP played in harassing the USAF during the later 1950s. Moore and Cabell were also involved in a second watershed action. In 1950, when it became obvious that the piecemeal and extremist policies of the USAF were not working, and that the behaviors of Col. Harold Watson at Wright-Patterson were making things worse. Moore wrote Watson that he was, whether he liked it or not, to begin behaving in a simple manner towards any inquiries about UFO cases, and that this directive was to be followed throughout the military. The policy became: if an incident was solved, any officer was to say that it had been investigated and nothing of value had been found. If the incident was unsolved, then it was to be said that it was still being investigated. And all data was then to be sent to the Pentagon, where THEY would decide as to what if any press release would be made. This became then what Keyhoe called "The Policy of Silence." In the Charles Cabell biography, A MAN OF INTELLIGENCE, occurs the following quote: "My first deputy was Brigadier General Ernest ("Mickey") Moore. He was most effective and particularly compatible. His war record was an impressive one, which included command of our fighters on Iwo Jima that escorted our B-29s on their operations over Japan. Moore and his single-engined, single-seated fighters made those lonely, daily flights over the hundreds of miles of open ocean. It required skill, stamina and courage."