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Project SHAD stands for Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense, a series of Cold War-era tests by the U.S. military of biological weapons and chemical weapons, and their behaviour. Exposures of humans during the testing to the test substances, particularly the exposure to U.S. military veterans then in service, has added controversy to recent revelations of the project. The Cold War was the period of protracted conflict and competition between the United States and the Soviet Union and their allies from the late 1940s until the late 1980s. ... Biological warfare, also known as germ warfare, is the use of any organism (bacteria, virus or other disease_causing organism) or toxin found in nature, as a weapon of war. ... Early detection of chemical agents Sociopolitical climate of chemical warfare While the study of chemicals and their military uses was widespread in China, the use of toxic materials has historically been viewed with mixed emotions and some disdain in the West (especially when the enemy were doing it). ...


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  • ProjectShad.org American Servicemen Used As Guinea Pigs

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Project SHAD, an acronym for Shipboard Hazard and Defense, was part of the joint service chemical and biological ... (571 words)
Project SHAD, an acronym for Shipboard Hazard and Defense, was part of the joint service chemical and biological warfare test program conducted during the 1960s.
Project SHAD encompassed tests designed to identify US warships' vulnerabilities to attacks with chemical or biological warfare agents and to develop procedures to respond to such attacks while maintaining a war-fighting capability.
Project 112 Fact Sheets to be Released Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) William Winkenwerder, Jr., will hold a news conference to release 28 detailed fact sheets on 27 Cold War-era chemical and biological warfare tests identified as Project 112.
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