(Excerpt from Chapter 11.5 Moscow 1977-1979)
Shortly after my tour was over, I found out that my cavalier attitude toward the microwave issue was not at all justified, at least in my own personal case. Med informed me in late 1979 that my own white cell count was much higher than normal, and advised me to continue testing. In 1985, my white cell count got high enough for Med to recommend that I see a hematologist, so I went to a local doctor in
Postscript: In a biography of Ambassador Tommy Thompson, “The Kremlinologist,” his daughters, Jenny and Sherry Thompson, wrote about microwaves beamed at the U.S. Embassy when their father was Ambassador to Moscow 1957-62. According to them, the Soviets also bombarded Spaso House, the Ambassador’s residence, with microwaves. In fact, a security team advancing the Nixon visit in 1962 noted a spike in radiation levels just before his arrival. After a protest, the radiation level dropped, but no one apparently bothered to follow up to see whether the radiation returned to its former high level after that. “No one seemed to care…if the radiation continued or not after Nixon left.” (see p. 181). The Thompsons also noted that the U.S. was doing something similar to the Soviets in Washington, DC.