U.S. investigates suspected directed energy attack near White House

Law enforcement agencies are investigating two possible directed energy attacks on government employees on U.S. soil. 

One of the alleged energy attacks occurred on the south side of the White House in November, and is believed to have sickened a White House aide. That incident followed a similar one in 2019 in a Virginia suburb which reportedly injured an aide walking her dog. 

Reports state President Biden has been briefed on one of the incidents, most likely the White House incident.

The National Security Agency has described an energy attack as a “high-powered microwave system weapon” that can “bathe a target’s living quarters in microwaves” and “kill an enemy over time and without leaving evidence.” 

In 2016 and 2017, 25 Americans, including CIA agents, who worked in the U.S. Embassy in Cuba suffered serious brain injuries causing impaired vision and memory loss among other persistent problems. Soon after, 15 American officials in China suffered similar symptoms and unexplained brain trauma. 

A government study concluded that a form of “targeted microwave energy” was the most likely explanation for the series of mysterious hearing and neurological symptoms experienced by the victims.

“Overall, directed pulsed RF energy, especially in those with the distinct early manifestations, appears to be the most plausible mechanism in explaining these cases,”

American diplomats in Cuba were likely targeted by microwave energy, study finds – CBS News

Russia is considered a main suspect. U.S. officials are currently skeptical that Moscow would have carried out an attack just steps from the White House.

Avril Haines, the Director of National Intelligence, said leaders are focused on the “critically important” issue. But officials say it’s too early to tell what happened.


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