'Pulsed electromagnetic energy' the most likely cause of legitimate Havana syndrome, expert panel concludes

A panel of government and outside experts assembled by U.S. intelligence agencies to solve the "Havana syndrome" mystery has determined that "directed, pulsed radio frequency energy appears to be the most plausible mechanism in explaining these cases," according to an unclassified version of their findings released Wednesday.

The CIA concluded last month that most of the disorienting and sometimes debilitating health issues reported by U.S. spies and diplomats over the past five years were not part of a sustained attack by a foreign power. But the agency did say about two dozen cases could not be explained by undiagnosed medical conditions, stress, or other natural causes, and those "genuine and compelling" cases formed the basis of the new findings.

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