In other news, the Biden administration is formally rolling back the Trump era rule that sought to prohibit California and other states from setting their own emission standards,
Meanwhile, India has set a new world record for 332,730 infections in a single day. That's more than we ever had here in the U.S. but India's population is also significantly larger.
Finally, the Pentagon reportedly investigated suspected directed energy attacks on American troops in Syria that were similar to the same unexplained attacks on American diplomats in Cuba.
The incidents of suspected directed-energy attacks by Russia on Americans abroad became so concerning that the Pentagon’s office of special operations and low-intensity conflict began investigating last year, according to two former national security officials involved in the effort. It’s unclear exactly how many troops were injured, or the extent of their injuries.
The investigation is part of a broader effort to look into directed-energy attacks on U.S. officials across multiple agencies in recent years. Since late 2016, close to 50 officials have reported symptoms of a mysterious illness that became known as “Havana syndrome” among U.S. diplomats posted in Cuba. Symptoms included acute ringing and pressure in the ears, as well as loss of hearing and balance, fatigue and residual headaches. Some victims have suffered long-term brain damage.
The attack on diplomats in Cuba was a weapons test and the attack on troops in Syria was closer to real deal, yeah?
Have a good weekend.