The Pentagon continues its research even after US spies found no signs of foreign high-tech energy weapon
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The Pentagon must shut down its animal experimentation using radio frequencies to attempt to determine the cause of the mysterious “Havana Syndrome” illness cropping up in diplomats and other government officials, the animal advocacy group urged Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in a letter on Monday. Citing a recent report from the US Office of National Intelligence, they pointed out that the experiments are not only “cruel and wasteful but also, frankly, futile.”
Citing multiple scientific papers acknowledging the difficulty of translating experimental results from animal models into humans, particularly where the brain is concerned, PETA argued that the Havana Syndrome experiments – involving bombarding ferrets with a radio-frequency directed energy and exposing monkeys to pulsed microwave radiation – serve no medical purpose.
These are just two of what the group claims are more than 2,000 weapon-wounding tests conducted under the authority of the US Army Medical Research and Development Command – tests which were reportedly banned before 2020. After tipping off PETA to the existence of these experiments, the military allegedly declared them classified.