The CIA May Be Obstructing Investigations Involving the Use of Silent Weapons on American Personnel

Americans are allegedly being targeted by silent weapons in the homeland and abroad, according to attorney Mark Zaid. Anomalous Health Incidents (AHIs) are more commonly known as Havana Syndrome, a syndrome that has allegedly "in some form" plagued public servants, their families, and pets for decades. AHI is the term used to describe "a constellation of unexplained and sudden symptoms, including the acute onset of audio-vestibular sensory phenomena."

Zaid, one of the expert witnesses who testified in May, represents about two dozen federal AHI victims and "lawful whistleblowers" from within various federal agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (OCNI), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of State, Department of Commerce, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)." It seems, however, that certain government agencies are obstructing the investigation of AHIs and may also be engaging in witness tampering. Zaid holds an active TOP SECRET security clearance and has been "routinely provided with authorized access to classified information concerning AHIs."

Michael Beck, Zaid's original client, "was a long-standing and decorated NSA employee who was injured during the mid-1990s at a still classified overseas location and, we believe, developed a rare form of Parkinson's disease as a result." Referencing Beck's case, Zaid shared intelligence information from a 2014 NSA unclassified memorandum that states intelligence information from 2012 "indicates that this weapon is designed to bathe a target's living quarters in microwaves, causing numerous physical effects, including a damaged nervous system." He added that the NSA has no evidence that the hostile country to which Beck traveled had the weapon or used it against Beck. Lt Col. Edgreen, also an expert in AHIs, testified the weapon is "designed to make the target feel like they're crazy, like they're imagining things, especially on the low duration, the low-intensity long duration hits." Edgreen also shared that AHI victims are "suffering genuine and compelling health effects" from the alleged attacks.

Alarmingly, it seems the CIA is hiding evidence concerning these weapons and, according to Zaid, seems to have more control than it should over information related to the weapons. In many cases, Zaid testified, "law enforcement and other homeland agencies" have been prevented from investigating AHI leads and pursuing "criminal attacks" on American personnel. Instead, he continued, "CIA agents who do not possess the same skillsets or authorities have been allowed to control the investigations."

At one point, Zaid explained that when one whistleblower filed a credible "Urgent Concern" complaint about AHIs, the CIA allegedly obstructed the investigation and engaged in witness tampering. In his May 9 written testimony to the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and House Intelligence Committee on Homeland Security, Zaid characterized the attacks as "criminal" and that the information on the attacks "primarily exists in the shadows." Zaid further elaborated:

"The overwhelming majority of evidence concerning AHIs is hidden behind classified walls, and you will need to doggedly pursue those avenues if you truly want to understand the truth. Having had authorized access to classified information concerning AHIs, I shall not hesitate to state that based on what I have learned to date, the Executive Branch, particularly at the behest of and manipulation by officials within the CIA, is not truthfully reporting to the American people what it knows about AHIs." 


1,500 Americans May Be Suffering Due to Use of Acoustic Weapons
Former intelligence officer Lewis Regenstein wrote in early April that there may be up to 1,500 American officials at home and abroad who "have suffered brain and other injuries" from a neurological disorder known as Havana Syndrome. Havana Syndrome was reported first in 2016. Americans have been harmed, most notably in Havana and Moscow. However, Regenstein states the attacks have occurred around the globe in 15 other countries. Zaid testified the injuries have also occurred on U.S. soil, in "Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Florida, and elsewhere." Regenstein seems to confirm in his reporting that several specific examples of national security officials have "been strangely afflicted even outside the White House," including National Security Council staffer Olivia Troye in 2019. Troye told her story on a CBS 60 Minutes episode as follows:
"It was like this piercing feeling on the side of my head, it was like, I remember it was on the right side of my head, and I got like, vertigo. I was unsteady, I was, I felt nauseated, I was somewhat disoriented, and I was just, I remember thinking, … don't fall down the stairs. You've gotta find your ground again and steady yourself … The "piercing feeling" lingered as she walked by an entrance to the West Wing."
More recently, in 2021, on a trip to Vietnam, Vice President Harris was delayed several hours in Hanoi after the U.S. embassy there reported "a recent anomalous health incident." The 60 Minutes episode also featured correspondent Scott Pelley's report on Havana Syndrome. Pelley contacted the DNI, the White House, and the FBI during his investigation for comment. The DNI recognized the "very real experiences and symptoms" experienced by victims but concluded the attacks most likely did not "involve a foreign adversary." However, the same report acknowledges some intelligence agencies "had only low or moderate confidence" in the idea that a foreign adversary wasn't involved.

Russia Has Admitted Developing Directed Energy and Pulsed Radio Frequency Weapons
Two other expert witnesses, Christo Grozev and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Greg Edgreen also testified about the history of silent weapons allegedly used on Americans through the years. Both witnesses testified to the decades-long development and use of such weapons by Russia. Edgreen explained:
"Most people think this all started in Havana in 2016, the widely reported "Havana Syndrome," consisting of mysterious health incidents impacting foreign embassy staff living in Cuba. This led to the U.S. withdrawing most of its embassy staff and suspending consular services in 2017 while ending rapprochement between Havana and Washington.

Those attacked reported a range of conditions, including debilitating migraines, perceived sounds, dizziness, vertigo, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, cognitive difficulties, and memory loss. Some started to develop rare cancers, tumors, and heart conditions despite no pre-existing or genetic conditions over time. In some cases, diplomats and intelligence officers were forced to leave active service due to complications from their conditions. Early reports were dismissed as psychosomatic or cases of mass hysteria.

Before Havana Syndrome, there was the Moscow Signal. From the 1950s to 1970s, Soviet intelligence bathed the U.S. Embassy and diplomatic quarters in Moscow with microwave transmissions every day. The health effects were similar to what we see today. Again, the survivors were accused of mass hysteria and told nothing about the causes of their symptoms until the government finally informed the staff in 1976 at a confidential meeting. The U.S. Embassy personnel immediately leaked to U.S. newspapers, setting off a major scandal in U.S.-Soviet relations and resulted in a Congressional Investigation which was completed in 1979."

Edgreen and Grozev gave multiple examples of the Soviet Union's and, later, Russia's development of acoustic weapons. Grozev cited documentary evidence that "in 2017, a military engineer serving in a commanding position in GRU's clandestine sabotage and assassination unit 29155, was the recipient of the annual award from the Institute for Prospective Military Studies for the development of 'A non-lethal acoustic weapon suitable for use in urban combat.'" The soldier was later promoted to a "high-ranking political position as Putin's representative in a region in Far-East Russia, a rare reward for a spy typically bestowed in the aftermath of major success in kinetic clandestine operations." 29155 is, according to Grozev, "Russia's most aggressive clandestine sabotage and assassination military unit."

Edgreen shared Putin's mention of "new physical principles weapons" at the 8th Eastern Economic Forum in September 2023. He also explained that Russia's Ministry of Defense website boasts of "weapons based on new physical principles" involving what Edgreen explained to be "the use of novel technologies like directed energy and pulsed radio frequency." According to Edgreen, open-source photos of Putin show Putin awarding scientists Presidential Prizes in Science and Innovation for their work in weapons using the same technologies.

According to Edgreen, one CIA official recently speculated that Soviet officials perhaps initially used the technologies to disrupt communications or "counter communications equipment on the roof." However, once Russians realized "the radiation was causing health effects," the official speculated that they continued to use it "to weaponize the use of microwaves" against human beings. 

The White House and the FBI have allegedly prioritized their investigations of the syndrome, which are ongoing. To address the needs of AHI victims, President Biden signed the HAVANA Act in October 2021. However, Edgreen and the other witnesses are pushing for another HAVANA Act that would include contractors and active duty personnel and "reimburse for economic losses, similar to injury law, accounting for both past and future potential earnings."

According to a 2021 article from, the U.S. and China have also developed acoustic weapons. They are the ideal weapon to use if denial and control are needed. "Acoustic weapons (also called sonic or ultrasonic weapons, USW) are devices that use the effect of sound waves in order to kill, injure, or incapacitate the enemy. In the field of crowd control and area denial, these devices are ideal. In addition to being used as public address devices, they can also be used as non-lethal weapons to disperse or incapacitate targets through the use of high-intensity sound." The Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) is a more commonly used acoustic device sometimes used for crowd control by U.S. security forces and local law enforcement.

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