According to CNN, “Federal authorities are investigating at least two potential events on U.S. soil, including one near the White House in November last year, that seem to be related to unexplained, unseen threats that have resulted in severe symptoms for thousands of U.S. people abroad.”
Defense officials briefed senators on the event at the White House earlier this month on the Senate and House Armed Services Committees. According to CNN, the incident happened near the Ellipse, the vast oval lawn on the south side of the White House, which “sickened one National Security Council official.”
According to a G.Q. report, a White House official reported a similar attack while walking her dog in a Virginia area just outside Washington in 2009.
According to Politico, the Pentagon launched an investigation last year into “suspected directed-energy attacks on an unspecified number of troops,” and “directed-energy attacks on U.S. spies and diplomats are well-documented; the CIA recently established its task force to look into the issue.”
“A directed-energy attack uses extremely focused electromagnetic energy to damage a target, such as high-powered radiofrequency or microwave instruments and particle beams. Attacks can range from jamming electrical devices to inflicting discomfort or serious injury. The most likely source of the “Havana syndrome” events, according to a study conducted by the State Department and published in December, was “directed, pulsed radiofrequency energy.”
Dr. Beatrice Golomb presented her written article, “Diplomats’ Mysterious Illness and Pulsed Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation,” with the U.S. State Department in 2018, that says, “A tremendous number of physicians and scientists and institutions and research tests and government papers have established that RF/MW induces symptoms associated with the spectrum now reported for diplomats, in many countries, over many decades.”
Her paper concludes that “reported facts are consistent with radiofrequency microwave as the cause of injury in Cuban diplomats.” Non-diplomats claiming effects from radiofrequency microwave also claim compatible health problems with an inciting pulsed-radiofrequency microwave exposure.”
A group of 19 experts released the 2020 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Report “An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees and Their Families at Overseas Embassies,” requested by the U.S. State Department, citing “directed, pulsed radiofrequency energy” as “the most likely mechanism” to describe the mystery illness experienced by U.S. Embassy workers.
According to the New York Times, the paper “provides the most definitive account yet of the disease that struck thousands of government workers, first at the United States Embassy in Havana in 2016, and then in China and other nations.” Many of the officers experienced dizziness, nausea, headaches, and lack of hearing, memory, and balance, and some were forced to leave permanently.”
According to the NAS study, “overall, guided pulsed R.F. (radio frequency) energy, especially in those with distinct early manifestations, appears to be the most likely mechanism in understanding these cases among those considered by the committee.”