“National Public Radio has announced the U.S. Department of Defense has finally admitted they carried out race-based tests on American troops during WWII as part of its research on the effects of mustard gas.
Exposure of soldiers to chemical, biological and radiological agents or devices during a war has always been a concern, not just in the U.S., but with other countries.
During WWI, the most notable substance used was mustard gas, and later, in Vietnam, the U.S. used Agent orange, a defoliant that has since been attributed to numerous illnesses, many of them with long-term effects.
It could be said that WWII was one war where dangerous chemicals were seldom used on the battlefield. But, it has now been revealed that 60,000 U.S. military personnel were exposed to mustard gas, and not at the hands of the enemy.
A total of 60,000 enlisted men were part of a secret government program that wasn’t declassified until 1993 that tested mustard gas and other chemical agents on U.S. troops during WWII.”
[Don’t believe it? Try again. While you’re at it, check out the race-based syphilis tests in Alabama from 1932 – 1972. Your tax dollars at work. Hey I know, let’s put the government in charge of your healthcare.]