Since the first U.S. Department of State personnel working in Cuba began to experience unusual health issues, officials have tried to identify who or what is behind “Havana Syndrome.” Many theories have been proposed, but thus far, none can explain all of the cases.
In 2020, The Debrief covered a report from the National Academy of Sciences that seemed to pin the cause of some of these cases on foreign actors using microwave radiation. “The committee found a constellation of acute clinical signs and symptoms with directional and location-specific features that was distinctive,” the report stated, before noting that “not all DOS cases shared these distinctive and acute signs and symptoms.”
HAVANA SYNDROME IS OCCURRING AROUND THE WORLD
Since that 2020 report, officials have continued to report cases of Havana Syndrome.
In June of 2021, the U.S. Senate decided to take action. According to a report by The Debrief, The legislative body passed the Helping American Victims Afflicted by Neurological Attacks (HAVANA) Act (S.1828 – HAVANA Act of 2021). “The legislation will authorize the allocation of financial support for victims of “Havana Syndrome,” a mysterious neurological disorder first reported at the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba, in late 2016,” The Debrief explained.
Barely a month later, The Debrief reported a new rash of possible directed energy attacks, only this time they were taking place in Europe. Those incidents involved US diplomatic personnel in Germany, and diplomats in Vienna, Austria, the latter of whom were attending talks on an Iran nuclear deal.
“While U.S. officials continue to investigate the incidents and their possible underlying causes, the recent reports appear to suggest at least two factors that many of them have in common: the prevalence of symptoms among CIA employees, as well as a rise in cases occurring in Europe,” The Debrief reported at the time.
Although those cases occurred in Europe, The Debrief reported that “U.S. officials have now said that cases appear to have been logged on every continent but Antarctica.”
In short, Relman reached the same conclusion as others did way back in December of 2020. In cases involving US diplomatic personnel, several ill effects were likely caused by foreign actors employing directed energy technology, either for information gathering or an overt attack.