Statements by U.S. President J. Biden and the White House on AHIs

Leading role by the White House National Security Council (NSC)

The United States governmental (interagency) response to directed-energy attacks affecting U.S. officials is led by the White House National Security Council (NSC) which is the principal forum used by the President of the United States for issues related to national security, military and foreign policy. The White House Press Secretary has referred to AHI in the following press briefing.

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, July 19, 2021

2021-07-21, White House Press Briefing


“The National Security Council — is coordinating a full review of intelligence reporting to ascertain whether there may be previously unreported incidents that fit a broader pattern".

"At this time, we still don’t know the cause of these incidents or whether they constitute an attack of some kind by a foreign actor. These are areas of active inquiry, something that our intelligence community is working on and very focused on.”

Statements by U.S. President J. Biden and the White House

On the occasion of signing the HAVANA Act [*] into law in October 2021, President Biden confirmed that addressing anomalous health incidents constitutes a top priority for his Administration [*]. During his July 2021 address to the intelligence community, the President stated that his “administration is coordinating a government-wide effort to respond to the incidents, because this challenge demands that departments and agencies, including the entire intelligence community, work together with urgency" [*] [*]. More recently, on February 1st, 2022, he manifested his interest in enhancing the U.S. response to AHI by the swift implementation of the AHI provisions in the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act, including the appointment of an AHI interagency coordinator (NSC Senior Director for Intelligence Programs, Maher Bitar) [*]. He also requested from Agency heads to appoint AHI leads and to update AHI guidance, in accordance with the NDAA provisions.

Memorandum on Implementation of the Anomalous Health Incidents Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

2022-02-01, White House

Statement of President Joe Biden on Signing HAVANA Act Into Law

2021-10-08, White House

Remarks by President Biden at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

2021-07-27, White House