Sonic Attacks: A Chilling New Threat

Last Updated: June 18, 2024By

Sonic Attacks: A Chilling New Threat

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Imagine you’re working abroad, serving your country, and suddenly you start feeling dizzy, hearing strange noises, and experiencing severe headaches. Scary, right? Well, that’s exactly what’s been happening to US diplomats and intelligence agents all over the world. This mysterious illness, known as Havana syndrome, has left many people with serious injuries, and it turns out Russia might be behind it.

The Secret Weapon

Recently, a House committee was told that Russia has been using secret sonic weapons to target US intelligence agents. These attacks have been happening globally, and they’re not just random incidents. Experts believe that Russia had the perfect motive, tools, and chance to pull off these attacks. They’ve been going after some of America’s best and brightest, leaving them with brain injuries and hearing loss.

Greg Edgreen, a retired army officer who now helps victims of these health incidents, put it bluntly: “This is a global campaign, and it’s focused on attacking the best of our people.” Imagine being taken out of your important job because of a mysterious illness. That’s the reality for many government officials right now.

Evidence Piling Up

Last month, a big investigation by several media outlets pointed the finger at an elite Russian intelligence unit. They believe this group is responsible for the attacks, which contradicts an earlier government report that said no foreign country was involved.

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During a hearing, Christo Grozev, one of the main investigators, shared their findings. He said, “The totality of the evidence uncovered by our team has proven that Russia has the motive, the means, and the opportunity to have developed and used non-lethal acoustic or electromagnetic wave weapons against members of the US intelligence and law enforcement community.” Basically, all signs point to Russia.

Grozev also mentioned a specific Russian unit known as Unit 29155. This unit has been linked to sonic weapons and was present in places where the attacks happened, like in Havana. He said these findings create a strong theory about who is behind the attacks and why they’re happening.

The Human Cost

Mark Zaid, a lawyer representing victims of Havana syndrome, spoke about the wide-reaching impact of these attacks. “The victims are not just selfless public servants, but their spouses, children, including infants, and even pets,” he said. It’s heartbreaking to think about families and even pets suffering because of these attacks.

Most of the evidence about these incidents is classified, but many believe that at least some of the attacks were carried out by foreign adversaries, and that US agencies haven’t done enough to investigate them properly.

The Call for Action

After the latest report, a group of senators asked President Biden to take another look at the evidence. Seven different government agencies have spent years studying this problem, which was first noticed in 2016 by diplomats in Cuba. They reported brain injuries, hearing loss, dizziness, and weird sounds.

Five of these agencies concluded that it’s very unlikely foreign actors were involved. However, new cases keep popping up. Just last month, a senior official at a NATO summit in Lithuania experienced similar symptoms.

A Glimpse of Hope

In 2021, Congress passed the Havana Act. This law allows the government to compensate affected staff and their families. It’s a step in the right direction, but there’s still a lot of work to be done to protect those serving abroad.

So, next time you hear about Havana syndrome, remember it’s not just a random illness. It’s a serious issue affecting real people and their families. And with new evidence coming to light, it’s clear we need to keep investigating and protecting our dedicated public servants.


This rewritten article aims to capture the gravity of the situation in a conversational, relatable tone. It emphasizes the personal impact of the attacks and the need for continued investigation and support for the victims.

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