Global Risk

FBI declassifies US bacterial warfare document

05.31.06 | 1 min read | Text by Michael Stebbins & Ivan Oelrich

An FBI account of “Bacteriological Warfare in the United States” was obtained by through the Freedom of Information Act. In all, 709 pages were released relating to bacterial warfare efforts in the US from 1941-1950, some of which are heavily redacted. 1,074 pages have been witheld for further review by other agencies. The account contains a description of a “previously unknown simulated BW attack on the Pentagon” [circa 1950], notes Michael Ravnitzky, who obtained the document for Memory Hole. All 709 pages can be downloaded from their website in 4 parts.