U.S. intelligence agencies have launched an investigation into alleged “energy ray” attacks on government personnel in Miami, reports Politico on April 30.
It is specified that “U.S. officials are investigating an alleged directed energy attack” on government employees last year, as well as other similar incidents.
According to sources familiar with the investigation, intelligence agencies are linking the incident to an allegedly similar incident in Havana. At that time, in 2016, members of the U.S. diplomatic mission working in Cuba and China developed hearing problems, complaining of tinnitus, headaches and nausea. Researchers at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences concluded that the diplomats’ symptoms were a result of directional microwave radiation.
The incidents have been tentatively called “Havana syndrome.” Medical examinations revealed mild traumatic brain injury in some of the diplomats and problems with the central nervous system.
According to Politico, a similar “weapon” may have been used on two other occasions – in the White House area, when a National Security Council official was walking to his car from the south lawn of the White House, and while another NSC official was walking his dog. Both complained of tinnitus and headaches. Last year, the Pentagon began investigating the incidents.
According to a senior official familiar with the situation, at a recent European briefing attended by U.S. officials, a Pentagon official said that an increase in such “directed energy attacks on U.S. troops” was being reported around the world, including in Europe and the United States.
It has proved difficult to investigate the incidents because the sources of the radiation that allegedly harmed U.S. diplomats are low-visibility objects, the publication points out.
Former Pentagon policy chief Jennifer Walsh and Griffin Decker, the agency’s director of emerging threats, said Russia and China could be involved in the attacks.
“The Pentagon and other agencies looking into the matter have not come to clear conclusions about what happened, but the fact that such an attack could have occurred so close to the White House is particularly troubling,” CNN reports.
Due to incidents due to so-called “acoustic attacks,” Washington recalled some diplomatic personnel from Cuba in September 2017.
At the same time, Cuban experts found no evidence of Washington’s accusations of acoustic attacks. Moreover, they concluded that in this case it was the chirping of crickets or cicadas.