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Clouds of Secrecy: The Army's Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas

Clouds of Secrecy: The Army's Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas


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In the 1970s Americans learned for the first time that they had been used for decades as unsuspecting guinea pigs in a series of astonishing experiments conducted by the US Army. Military researchers had been secretly spraying clouds of bacteria over populated areas in order to study America's vulnerability to biological weapons. Many civilians have suffered illness, even death, as a consequence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822630012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/02/1999
Series: Littlefield, Adams Quality Paperback Series
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 592,858
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Leonard Cole is professor of political science at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword by Senator Alan Cranston Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Clouds of Secrecy: Introduction Chapter 4 Infecting the Enemy: Biological Warfare in the Past, and the Road to Testing Chapter 5 Living Near Gruinard Island Chapter 6 Fort Detrick's Mysteries Chapter 7 The Army's Germ Warfare Simulants: How Dangerous Are They? Chapter 8 Airborne in the U.S.A.: Open Air Vulnerability Tests in Minneapolis, St. Louis, and the New York City Subway System Chapter 9 Edward Nevin and the Spraying of San Francisco Chapter 10 The Trial Chapter 11 Terror or Error: The Yellow Rain Puzzle Chapter 12 Engineering Genes for Defense: Recombinant DNA Technology and Biological Warfare Chapter 13 Return to Testing: Field Experiments, the Dugway Issue, and Ethical Questions Chapter 14 Worries and Ambiguities Chapter 15 Appendices Chapter 16 Index

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