The Department of Defense reportedly stopped short of linking the alleged attacks with a mysterious incident at the American embassy in Havana, Cuba, which was subsequently evacuated after numerous diplomatic workers complained of suffering from an unidentified ailment.
The Pentagon has briefed at least two groups of US lawmakers on its progress of probing alleged “directed-energy attacks” against its personnel around the world, and claimed that Russia is the “likely” culprit, Politico reported, citing anonymous sources. Politico sources did not specify which evidence led the Pentagon to their conclusions.
It is also unclear how many of these types of incidents the Department of Defense’s probe unveiled in the course of the year-long investigation, besides the one mentioned in Politico’s report. According to media sources, the Pentagon believes that several of its soldiers, workers or contractors stationed inside of the Syrian borders suffered “flu-like symptoms” as a result of a directed-energy attack in the fall of 2020.
According to Politico, the Pentagon stopped short of linking Russia and the investigated incidents to the so-called “Havana syndrome” despite apparent similarities. Department of Defense officials reportedly admitted it would be difficult to attribute the attacks to Russia, especially since the symptoms can easily be explained by other ailments, particularly as the Pentagon has so far failed to locate a device purportedly used in…