Intelligence Agencies Debunk a Yearslong Narrative About the Havana Syndrome

Posted on AllSides March 2nd, 2023
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After years of investigating, intelligence agencies have concluded the “Havana syndrome,” allegedly afflicting diplomatic staffers all over the world, cannot be tied to the actions of a foreign adversary. 

The CIA and six other intelligence agencies reviewed approximately 1,000 cases of career diplomats and those serving in U.S. missions abroad experiencing “anomalous health incidents,” such as tinnitus, headaches, nausea, and brain injuries stemming from mysterious and painful acoustic sensations. Some attributed the alleged attacks to Russia, or other foreign adversaries, but the intelligence assessment determined that was “very unlikely," according...

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