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US Chemical and Biological Warfare experiments: PROJECT 112

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posted on Jun, 13 2004 @ 07:55 AM
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During the 1960s, the US Army operated a Chemical and Biological Warfare program called Project 112/Project SHAD. The experiments were carried out on land and at sea. Some of the experiments were carried out in foreign countries.
The experiments often involved the use of real CW agents, such as RAPID TAN which involved the release of VX nerve agent in the UK. Other trials took place in Canada, Hawaii, and Panama. Various biological simulants were used, such as live bacteria such as E.coli (supplied by the UK CBW Centre, Porton Down), Bacillus globigii (also known as Bacillus subtilis, a cause of food poisoning), and a toxic chemical Zinc Cadmium Sulfide (aka FP).

Fact sheets that detail each trial are available to download in pdf files from this DOD site.

deploymentlink.osd.mil...

The Vietnam Veterans of America have long campaigned for the release of more information about these trials and have a website here.

www.vva.org...

They have recently obtained a deposition re these trials from a Technical Director who was involved in conducting the trials.

Deposition of Project 112/SHAD Technical Director,
A 'Ringing Indictment' of Defense Department

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(Washington, D.C.) Calling the testimony in the deposition of the former technical director of Project 112/SHAD "a ringing indictment of the actions of the Department of Defense," Thomas H. Corey, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), has called on Congress to investigate the continuing cover-up surrounding 112/SHAD.

During Project 112/SHAD - the acronym for "Shipboard Hazard and Decontamination" - American sailors and soldiers from 1963 through 1972 were the often unwitting subjects of the testing of chemical and biological agents, simulants, and decontaminants. These include anthrax, sarin, and betapropriolactone, now acknowledged to be a carcinogen and causes genetic damage. At the heart of the controversy is that the military has been investigating its own misconduct.

The former technical director, J. Clifton Spendlove, Ph.D., was deposed by lawyers for the plaintiffs in the case of Vietnam Veterans of America v. McNamara on December 11, 2003, pursuant to a court order. Dr. Spendlove's testimony demonstrates that the DoD's investigation is, at best, inadequate, and, at worst, fraudulent. In a letter to key Members of Congress, Corey said the testimony of Dr. Spendlove "leaves absolutely no doubt that military veterans were used as 'human samplers' without their knowledge or consent and are victims of our own 'weapons of mass destruction' test program."


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posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 10:54 PM
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Why is this in the multimedias upload thread.

Show me the videos..





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