Top U.S. security official targeted in mysterious Cuba embassy “health attacks”

Daily News Article - September 19, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) What is the role of a U.S. State Department Regional Security Officer?
b) What is the significance of the attack on the Regional Security Officer?

3. What have Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to do?

4. a) How did Secretary Tillerson respond?
b) What do you think of the Senator’s request, as well as Secretary Tillerson’s response?

5. a) What has Communist leader Raul Castro said about these very serious attacks on 21 Americans Embassy personnel in Havana?
b) How did a source refute Castro’s claims?

6. Describe the injuries and symptoms the 21 Americans sustained, as well as how they knew they were being attacked.

7. After 54 years, the U.S. Embassy in Havana was reopened in August 2015 after President Obama re-established diplomatic relations with the Communist dictatorship. The attacks began a year later. What might have caused the attacks on our embassy personnel?

8. Watch the news reports under “Resources” below. What information do you learn that was not in the CBS News article?