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List of U.S. biological weapons topics

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The United States had an offensive biological weapons program from 1943 until 1969 Today, the nation is a member of the Biological Weapons Convention and has renounced biological warfare


  • 1 Agencies and organizations
    • 11 Military and government agencies and schools
    • 12 Biological weapons program locations
  • 2 Treaties, laws and policies
  • 3 Weapons
    • 31 Canceled weapons
    • 32 Other weapons
    • 33 Weaponized biological agents
    • 34 Researched biological agents
  • 4 Operations and exercises
  • 5 Biological attacks
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References

Agencies and organizationsedit

Military and government agencies and schoolsedit

  • United States Army Biological Warfare Laboratories USBWL
  • United States Army Chemical Corps
  • War Bureau of Consultants
  • War Research Service

Biological weapons program locationsedit

  • United States biological weapons program
  • Dugway Proving Ground
  • Granite Peak Range
  • Edgewood Arsenal
  • Fort Detrick and the US Army Biological Warfare Laboratories
  • Building 470
  • One-Million-Liter Test Sphere
  • Fort Douglas, Utah
  • Deseret Test Center
  • Fort Terry/Plum Island Animal Disease Center
  • Building 101
  • Building 257
  • Horn Island Testing Station
  • Pine Bluff Arsenal
  • Rocky Mountain Arsenal
  • Vigo Ordnance Plant

Treaties, laws and policiesedit

  • Biological Weapons Convention
  • Geneva Protocol
  • Statement on Chemical and Biological Defense Policies and Programs


Canceled weaponsedit

  • E77 balloon bomb
  • E99 bomblet
  • Flettner rotor, an experimental biological cluster bomb sub-munition
  • Project St Jo
  • SPD Mk I, 4 lb World War II-era biological bomb

Other weaponsedit

  • 20 mm particulate projectile
  • E120 bomblet
  • 50 lb cluster bomb, held 544 bomblets
  • E14 munition, sub-muntion for E86 cluster bomb
  • E23 munition, sub-munition for E77 cluster bomb
  • E48 particulate bomb E48R2, sub-munition for E96 cluster
  • E61 bomb E61R4
  • E86 cluster bomb
  • E95 bomblet
  • E96 cluster bomb
  • M114 bomb, 4 lb biological anti-personnel bomb, sub-munition for the M33 cluster bomb
  • M115 bomb, a 500 lb anti-crop bomb
  • M143 bomblet
  • M33 cluster bomb
  • SUU-24/A dispenser

Weaponized biological agentsedit

  • anthrax, caused by Bacillus anthracis
  • Ames strain
  • tularemia, caused by Francisella tularensis
  • brucellosis, caused by Brucella suis
  • Q-fever, caused by Coxiella burnetii
  • botulism, botulin toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum
  • Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B SEB, toxin produced by Staphylococcus aureus, used as an incapacitating agent
  • Stem rust, both wheat and rye stem rust, fungal anticrop agent
  • Rice blast, fungal anticrop agent

Researched biological agentsedit

  • Argentinian hemorrhagic fever AHF
  • Bird flu
  • Bolivian hemorrhagic fever BHF
  • Chikungunya virus CHIKV
  • Dengue fever
  • Eastern equine encephalitis EEE
  • Hantavirus
  • Lassa fever
  • Late blight of potato
  • glanders
  • melioidosis
  • Newcastle disease
  • Plague
  • Psittacosis
  • Smallpox
  • Ricin
  • Rift Valley fever RVF
  • Rinderpest
  • Typhus
  • Western equine encephalitis WEE
  • Yellow fever

Operations and exercisesedit

  • Edgewood Arsenal experiments
  • Operation Big Buzz
  • Operation Big Itch
  • Operation Blue Skies
  • Operation Dark Winter
  • Operation Dew
  • Operation Drop Kick
  • Operation LAC
  • Operation Magic Sword
  • Operation May Day
  • Operation Polka Dot
  • Operation Top Off
  • Operation Whitecoat
  • Project 112
  • Project Bacchus
  • Project Clear Vision
  • Project Jefferson

Biological attacksedit

  • 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack
  • 1989 California medfly attack
  • 2001 anthrax attacks
  • 2003 ricin letters

See alsoedit

  • List of US chemical weapons topics
  • United States and weapons of mass destruction


  • "Chemical and Biological Weapons: Possession and Programs Past and Present", James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury College, April 9, 2002, accessed November 12, 2008
  • "Biological Weapons", Federation of American Scientists, updated October 19, 1998, accessed November 12, 2008
  • Croddy, Eric C and Hart, C Perez-Armendariz J, Chemical and Biological Warfare, Google Books, Springer, 2002, pp 30–31, ISBN 0387950761
  • Kirby, Reid "The CB Battlefield Legacy: Understanding the Potential Problem of Clustered CB Weapons", Army Chemical Review, pp 25–29, July–December 2006, accessed November 12, 2008
  • Kirby, Reid "The Evolving Role of Biological Weapons", Army Chemical Review, pp 22–26, July–December 2007, accessed November 12, 2008

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