Information regarding “military human experimentation” is being exposed by a VA watchdog website thanks to its readers. According to testimony presented by the General Accounting Office (GAO), a “classified medical research program” was conducted at the Edgewood Arsenal at Fort Detrick, Maryland, and four other locations, from 1952-1975.
The GAO’s testifying representatives indicated that the service members were volunteers that were exposed to testing nerve agents, nerve agent antidotes, psychochemicals, and irritants. The service members were told that the program consisted of a wide variety of tests, including “chemical agents that may affect a person either mentally or physically. It is unknown if the volunteers were compensated in any way for their exposure to deadly chemicals and potential diseases.
Read the GAO’s 1994 report “Human Experimentation – An Overview on Cold War Era Programs.”
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