One story that i do not buy is that the financial records are so snarled up. They simply will not tell you because your security clearance will never be high enough. The military is a past master at accounting and ensuring compliance.
What becomes abundantly clear is that the second world war Manhattan project with the USA, England and Canada never really shut down at all. It is aggressively exploring science in multiple directions and slamming it all into cells without possibility of meaningful outside penetration.
We have already fleshed out two such core programs. Yet we had to know that they actually existed in order to find them. In the one case we confirmed gravity manipulation first, then flushed out a couple of whistle blower reports from work in the fifties no less when outside testing was done and then pretty well sorted out the prime observations from the UFO archive. I have also done the same thing for psychic research. Their recruitment protocol involves testing gifted children and formally bringing them on board while never disclosing the real program. This started around 1985 and included a random test of ordinary citizens that was not successful enough, which triggered the gifted child approach.
Recall though, that only a handful of folks actually know the truth of what i am saying on any particular program. Thus anything i write can be readily written off to inspired guessing with no basis in fact by everyone else. Hello suckers..
The actual budget size though now tells me that the Space fleet is up and operational and surely has several thousand dedicated personnel. The budget size is in the order of an aircraft carrier at least with ample smaller craft now coming on line as the technology becomes miniaturized. What makes it actually hard to detect is that these craft are huge but use minimal material. They could literally disappear in the material wastage budget of any aircraft carrier.
When i say this, again recall this is a natural evolution from exactly one discovery in the fifties and that is gravity control.
Black Budget Programs
These programs include advanced space ships craft like TR-3 Manta.