Yes, there are Aliens! America is forced to compete militarily with the bottom 1% of these Aliens.
Experimental Aurora circa 2003
And, yes, America has some Alien level technology. America has Warp Drive and Teleportation. America has Directed Energy Weapons (DEW). But this isn't enough. America is behind. America has a Technology Gap!
What are we going to do when faced with this:
The American MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX has to stop thinking about Russia and China. Instead it has to prepare immediately for Alien Attack. And, there is a big, big gap in American vs. Alien technology.
This is a National Emergency!