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Declassified report suggests “Havana syndrome” could result from energy weapon

Salon: “A newly obtained declassified report prepared for the director of national intelligence by a panel of experts appears to show conclusively that “Havana syndrome” — a cluster of unexplained symptoms experienced by diplomats and government personnel abroad — is not a naturally occurring health problem. It does not reach any conclusions about who or what may be responsible, but suggests that an unknown device or weapon using “pulsed electromagnetic energy” remains a plausible explanation. The document was declassified after the James Madison Project, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing government secrecy, sued to obtain further information on “Anomalous Health Incidents” or AHIs, the official term used to designate the syndrome. “The U.S. government is covering up evidence as to what AHIs are,” said James Madison Project attorney Mark Zaid, who also represents a number of Havana syndrome patients. “This report differs from the summary released earlier this month and previous statements from the intelligence community. It is becoming apparent that these events were perpetrated either by foreign actors, or it is an experiment gone horribly wrong…The declassified report, officially titled “Anomalous Health Incidents: Analysis of Potential Causal Mechanisms,” also says that “pulsed electromagnetic energy, particularly in the radio frequency range, plausibly explains the core characteristics” of at least some reported medical conditions, and finds that “sources exist that could generate the required stimulus, are concealable, and have moderate power requirements.”

Electromagnetic energy, particularly pulsed signals in the radio frequency range, plausibly explains the core characteristics, although information gaps exist. There are several plausible pathways involving forms of electromagnetic energy, each with its own requirements, limitations, and unknowns. For all the pathways, sources exist that could generate the required stimuli, are concealable, and have moderate power requirements…”

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