For all those interested in the expansion of US Biological Warfare research, here is a proposed USAMRID program of Biodefense research supporting the
Department of Homeland Security.
The Leading Edge of Biodefense: The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center
Department of Homeland Security / USAMRIID
Source: Internet (www.afpmb.org, since removed), 2004
PDF, 34 powerpoint slides, 8.5 mb
The NBACC was established in 2002 and publicly unveiled in detail in a 28 April 2004 press conference with HHS Secretary Thompson, DHS Secretary
Ridge, and DOD Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. The exact provenance of this document is, at present, unclear. This description of the NBACC and its
controversial proposed activities was briefly placed on the website of the US Armed Forces Pest Management Board, following a presentation about NBACC
to a military entomology conference in February 2004. The file was removed from the military website on or about 23 April 2004, when it came to the
attention of arms control organizations.
The history of the file indicates that the powerpoint presentation originated in the office of the Director of USAMRIID at Ft. Detrick, Maryland. Two
of the slides (#23 and #24) are marked "draft". Notes in the original file indicate that this version of the presentation, made by Lt. Col George
Korch, was prepared for Major General Lawlor, Commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, U.S. Joint Forces Command. The notes, which are not
reproduced in the PDF file, read:
Briefing to MG Lawlor Sir, thanking for giving us the opportunity to brief our proposal, or working concept to you this new research initiative,
countering biological terrorism research program. Purpose: The purpose of the brief is to present to you our working concept for developing a new
applied research initiative and to seek your buy-in and approval for the proposed concept.
The document can be found here.
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If implemented, this proposed program would be the largest expansion of the US BW program since the height of the Cold War.
[Edited on 25-5-2004 by John bull 1]
[Edited on 25-5-2004 by zero lift]