Attacks on the American public
Sometimes the greatest threat to America is America.
Attacks on civilians by their own government include radioactive, and biological agents these attacks occurred as early as the 1950's and continued into the 1960s. Major metropolitan areas had been attacked (1 ).
The US never used biological warfare as we know it against an enemy. But by the late 1960's the Army developed at least 10 different strains of biological agents (2 ).
During the mid 1960's a secret program was operated by the US government. It was done to test the 'vulnerability' of America to an enemy launched small pox epidemic. The US Army launched hundreds of germ attacks that the pentagon claimed was harmless to humans. In 1977 in a hearing before the US Senate experts said these harmless attack may have caused out breaks of the disease in test areas (3 ).
A report called "Miscellaneous Publication 7," Claimed that spraying of millions of germs had been dispersed at Terminal of National Airport. The report said "test team members, each with a suitcase sampler, selected a passenger at random at the entrance to the North Terminal and covertly collected air samples in close proximity to the passenger." And concluded if the they had used smallpox instead "numerous cases of smallpox could be expected. . .before diagnosis was made."(4 ). Simulated attacks on the New York Subway system 1966 have been described in "Miscellaneous Publication 25"(5 ). Biological warfare experiments have been conducted in California, Alaska, Florida, Panama City, and on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Brig. General William Augerson said before the Senate that "the assumption was that under the conditions established, there was not a threat to the public. . . . Everyone made an assumption of the innocence of these organisms." Yet disease rates spiked in test areas (6 ).