Interesting thought. I guess there is value in potential adversaries thinking you are bad at detecting and identifying stuff you are actually good at -- but there would also seem to be downsides to appearing inept (both to your adversaries and to your funders among the politicians and taxpayers.) If Congress wants to hold hearings on the Navy UAPs, hearings looking into why the Navy is leaking like a sieve, why they seem incompetent in identifying these particular cases and the like might be a good set of topics.
Did the AOIMSG (Pentagon's Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group -- gotta love these novel acronyms for the same charade that's been kept going to pander to public demands) or Bray specifically
claim all the bokeh in the footage are drones? Or was it more of a passing reference to the fact that the bokeh footage was filmed during a drone encounter?
The charge of Navy ineptitude is starting to feel well-founded. However, if mistaking all the bokeh for drones is only the SNOOPIE sailors' initial impression while the AOIMSG withholds from pronouncing any official conclusion due to confidentiality considerations, then the ineptitude isn't half as alarming. Perhaps there's no need for the AOIMSG to embarrass the SNOOPIE teams making glaring initial misidentifications (I know, a gracious thought which may over-estimate the professionalism and virtue of the AOIMSG).
What seems clear though is that from the perspective of DoD core functions, the AOIMSG, just as its predecessors UAPTF and AATIP, remains largely a fringe exercise in compliance with congressional assignment and prompted by the merging of several political agendas within the Congress. These agendas include a genuine interest in alien technology (e.g. Reid/Bigelow/Elizondo lobby), concern for rival nation military capabilities (e.g. Rubio), as well as winning over an alien-believing demographic of voters in the name of public interest (congressmen across the aisle).
The DoD is unlikely to express objections if such a fringe entity secures funding from outside its core budget, concerns itself with unclassified or leaked data, and strengthens Pentagon's public relations with the Congress and the general public. However, there's good grounds to believe the DoD core organization does not
rely on the AOIMSG when carrying out its routine or special operations ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) tasks and that it remains hesitant to share classified information with such a highly public entity created under public pressure.
The latter would also account for why the AOIMSG/UAPTF reports consistently read like book reports by 3rd graders who didn't really read the book (something I won't confirm nor deny doing as a kid many times over). They're constantly themselves in the dark when it comes to the nitty gritty of what's actually being sighted, encountered, concluded and followed up in consequence.