Are Purported ‘Sonic Attacks’ at Embassies in Havana an Elaborate Intelligence Operation?
The Canadian government pulled families of diplomats from its embassy in Cuba on April 16, 2018 after 10 Canadians reported symptoms similar to those afflicting Americans on the island. In 2017, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson alleged that a “targeted attack” sickened 24 people at the U.S. embassy... Read more
In 1979, Soviet Troops Were in Cuba … And Americans Were Terrified
In the fall of 1979, a furor erupted in the United States over the discovery of Soviet combat troops in Cuba. Scarcely remembered today, it was an episode of the Cold War that seemed like a very big deal at the time, so much so that it prompted U.S.... Read more
Soviet Docs Shed Light on the Red Army’s Booze-Fueled Nuclear Vacation in Cuba
This story originally appeared on Dec. 18, 2013. The Cuban Missile Crisis is the closest we came to mutual nuclear Armageddon. But new documents have provided a glimpse at the Soviet troops sent halfway around the world with dozens of nuclear warheads in tow. Not surprisingly, the Red Army’s... Read more
How Baseball Betrayed Cuba’s Covert Ops
April 5 is opening day for Major League Baseball. This season, there’s speculation that the recent thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations could lead to even more players from Cuba, home to some of the world’s best ballplayers and most enthusiastic fans, joining the big leagues here in the United States.... Read more
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