News of the WeekBIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL WARFARE

Secret Weapons Tests' Details Revealed

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Science  18 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5593, pp. 513-514
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5593.513a

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Documents released last week by the Pentagon about secret biological and chemical weapons tests have fueled the anger of veterans who say they were used as unwitting guinea pigs. But biological and chemical arms experts say that there are no major revelations in the documents--although they do illustrate the vast scope of the U.S. chemical and biological warfare program at the height of the Cold War.