The attacks, an audio representation of which the AP released on Thursday, have affected around two-dozen U.S. diplomats and a number of Canadians, leading to symptoms including extreme headaches, speech difficulties, and hearing loss.
I think Kelly's comment is notable for two reasons.
Most obviously, as chief of staff, Kelly is entitled to the highest-level intelligence in the U.S. government. Kelly thus knows everything that the U.S. intelligence community knows about the sonic incidents in Cuba. But Kelly's comment wasn't just interesting in its content, but also in its delivery. After all, Kelly paused to consider his words before answering. While it might seem like I'm stretching here, when a politician pauses before speaking about sensitive national security issues, it's often because they want to avoid leaking any U.S. intelligence indicators.
In turn, by associating the attacks with the Cuban government, Kelly suggests the U.S. confidently believes that Cuba knows who is responsible for the attacks.Read more at The Washington Examiner