What also seems deliberate is the reason Elizondo was selected to join the program in the first place. He repeated several times that his role was to bring a "counter-intelligence perspective" or "counter-intelligence support." It's almost like his job in the context of AATIP was to ascertain that his skill set was not needed.When I look at the two most public faces of TTSA, Elizondo and deLonge, I see Luis as deliberately clueless to the outside UFO community and Tom as deliberately contemptuous of those “outsiders.”
Where his skill set would in fact come in handy is quite problematic: He is a trained liar of the highest caliber. He would be the ideal person to act as the public face of a "half-lie" disclosure on behalf of the government (we are beginning to put the pieces together, and we totally don't have working flying saucers in storage, and we never lied to the public). But he would also be the ideal hero of disclosure, as an advocate of the people's right to know, using his counter-intelligence skill set to help wage an information war of sorts against the DoD he knows so well.
The ambiguity is palpable. But is it deliberate?