It was revealed on Wednesday that officials from the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) may have been attacked with a sophisticated microwave weapon while visiting Australia late last year.
According to a report in America’s GQ magazine, the two officials were in their Australian hotel rooms when they heard ringing in their ears and became nauseous and dizzy — symptoms consistent with Havana syndrome.
The two CIA officers, one of whom was among the agency’s highest-ranking officials, reportedly felt it again in their hotel room in Taiwan.
It’s a type of direct energy weapon, which aims at a target with highly focused energy in the form of sonic, laser or microwaves.
While the lines are blurry between all three, the one likely used in the alleged attack is a sonic weapon, or a long-range acoustic device.
Jai Galliott, a former naval officer and director