Truth-out: Florida Dengue Fever Outbreak Leads Back to CIA and Army Experiments

http://truth-out.org/archive/component/k2/item/90808:florida-dengue-fever-outbreak-leads-back-to-cia-and-army-experiments
Wednesday, 21 July 2010 12:08
By HP Albarelli Jr and Zoe Martell

Unknown to most Americans is that dengue fever has been the intense focus of US Army and CIA biological warfare researchers for over 50 years. Ed Regis notes in his excellent history of Fort Detrick, “The Biology of Doom,” that as early as 1942 leading biochemists at the installation placed dengue fever on a long list for serious consideration as a possible weapon. In the early 1950s, Fort Detrick, in partnership with the CIA, launched a multi-million dollar research program under which dengue fever and several addition exotic diseases were studied for use in offensive biological warfare attacks. Assumably, because the virus is generally not lethal, program planners viewed it primarily as an incapacitant. Reads one CIA Project Artichoke document: “Not all viruses have to be lethal … the objective includes those that act as short-term and long-term incapacitants.”

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