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Thu Sep 23, 2021, 07:10 PM

CIA station chief in Vienna recalled amid criticisms of management and handling of 'Havana Syndrome' [View all]

Source: Washington Post

The CIA has removed its top officer in Vienna following criticism of his management, including what some considered an insufficient response to a growing number of mysterious health incidents at the U.S. embassy there, said current and former U.S. officials.

The sidelining of the station chief in one of the largest and most prestigious CIA posts is expected to send a message that top leaders must take seriously any reports of “Havana Syndrome,” the phenomenon named after the Cuban capital where U.S. diplomats and intelligence officers first reported unusual and varied symptoms, from headaches to vision problems to dizziness to brain injuries, beginning in 2016.

In recent months, the Austrian capital has become a hotbed of what the CIA officially calls “anomalous health incidents.”

The ouster of the CIA station chief comes as the State Department’s top official overseeing Havana Syndrome cases leaves her position after only six months.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/cia-havana-syndrome-vienna/2021/09/23/cbc3bbbc-1c7f-11ec-914a-99d701398e5a_story.html

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