What formerly secret experiments has the U.S. military now admitted to having performed?
#69329. Asked by starNumberA399. (Aug 05 06 9:55 AM)
US admits to 50 secret tests of bio weapons on troops.|
The tests were done between 1962 and 1973 and involved 5,842 service members.
"Project 112" and "Project SHAD" were developed in 1961 to study the combat uses of biological and chemical weapons and methods to protect American troops from such attacks.
One test, called "Blue Tango", entailed spraying two types of bacteria, including E. coli, in a rainforest in Hawaii in 1968 to gauge how they bacteria would linger in the vegetation.
"Folded Arrow", involved spraying bacillus globigii from a submarine over part of Oahu, Hawaii, and over several boats off the coast in 1968 to gauge how Venezuelan equine encephalitis would be carried by wind.
Tests were conducted in Hawaii, Alaska, Maryland, Florida, Utah, Georgia, Panama, Canada, Britain and aboard ships in the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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