Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cuba? Brain Study Deepens Mystery

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Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cuba? Brain Study Deepens Mystery

In late 2016, dozens of United States diplomats working in Cuba and China began reporting odd mental symptoms: persistent headaches, vertigo, blurred vision, hearing phantom sounds. Since then, scientists and commentators have groped for plausible explanations. Deliberate physical attacks, involving microwaves or other such technology? Or were psychological factors, subconscious yet mind-altering, the more likely cause?

Read more at: The New York Times

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