CIA rules out foul play in most ‘Havana Syndrome’ cases – media — Analysis
The US agency reportedly couldn’t unearth a foreign campaign to harm American diplomatic staff
Most of the 1,000 reported cases of ‘Havana Syndrome,’ a mysterious condition that since 2016 has been plaguing US officials stationed in foreign nations, could not be traced to a foreign adversary, an internal CIA report has said, according to US media. Although the spy agency was unable to rule out malign activity in around two dozen cases it found no evidence.
The report concluded there had not been a sustained campaign of hostile powers like Russia and China against Americans using untraceable weapons, as some thought.
Many people have complained of Havana Syndrome and the interim CIA Report, was presented by Politico.
NBC News cited one source who said: “even two dozen cases is a lot of cases if Americans were attacked,”referring to Havana syndrome cases where the CIA could not rule out foul play. William Burns was the director of CIA. He pledged. “continue the mission to investigate these incidents and provide access to world-class care for those who need it,”According to The Times.
An advocacy for sufferers said the timing of the report’s release and its contents were suspicious.
“The decision to release the report now and with this particular set of ‘findings’ seems a breach of faith, and an undermining of the intent of Congress and the president to stand with us and reach a government-wide consensus as to what is behind this,”It stated in a statement.
According to the group, the lack of coordination between the agencies in the investigation and the CIA’s report may have led to the investigation not being completed. “even represent the consensus of the full CIA, instead reflecting the views of a subset of officials most interested in resolution and closure.”
According to sources cited by the media, various parts of the US intelligence community had differing levels of confidence in the CIA’s conclusions, ranging from low to high.
The syndrome was named after the Cuban capital, where the first cases of the mystery condition were reported during a short period of Barack Obama’s presidency, when US diplomats were deployed to the country as part of an attempted détente. Donald Trump was the one who, during his term in office, reversed this re-engagement. “believed Cuba is responsible.” The island’s scientists rejected the allegations. Over the years, US officials have reported similar symptoms around the world.
According to the US Department of State’s 2020 Study, microwaves were identified by the National Academies of Sciences in a 2020 report. “most plausible”Cause of the condition.
According to a 2018 report from JASON (scientific group that advises the Department of State), it’s highly unlikely Havana Syndrome is caused by any type of direct energy, or sonic weapons. This report was only declassified in 2021.
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