A contemporary report from a government watchdog agency found that the State Department office tasked with deciding whether diplomatic security occurrences should be reviewed by an accountability board did not find the "sonic attacks" against US embassy staff in Cuba until months after another agencies department, and found out about the media reports.
The Office of Government Accountability identified a downfall in communications when responding to "attacks," which instigated indications such as acute earache, headaches, ringing in one ear, vertigo, disorientation, attention problems, and signs consistent with mild traumatic brain injury or concussion in multiple US personnel at the embassy in Havana.
People began reporting indications by the end of 2016 and, according to the GAO report, the embassy began sharing information about the occurrences with officials from the State Department in March 2017.
However, the Office of Management, Rights and Innovation Policy of the State Department was not aware of the "attacks" until August 2017. That office is accountable for directing the investigation of these occurrences to see if they meet the gauges to ascertain a Responsibility Review Board.
Reported By Umanga Buddhini Wackista-aratchie.
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