Part of it has, so give credit where credit is due. In the past, governments claimed to have no interest in UFOs and said it was all bogus, but now we know for a fact from their own documents that wasn't true. I think we have learned a great deal about this subject over the last 30-40 years that was not known before.
In contrast, the best that SETI ever got was the Wow signal back in 1977, although they have had some other good candidates since then, but never any that repeated--so far as we know.
Of course, there may well have been a secret SETI program about which we know little or nothing, just like there have been secret UFO programs about which we know little or nothing. I do think the military has been interested in SETI-like programs for a long time, and they still are today, including the public program.
Edited by TheMcGuffin, 08 June 2012 - 01:48 AM.