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US biological warfare
12019-11-18T15:48:27-05:00Kate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5f353US biological warfare in Korean War coverplain2020-09-02T01:13:53-04:00Northeast China and Korea1953?Nhan Dan Trieu Trung Chien Thang Chien Tranh Vi TrungPublished by Phong Phong Benh Cuc Quan Y. Held at the Vietnam National Library, Hanoi.Michitake AsoMA-0043Kandra Polatis4decfc04157f6073c75cc53dcab9d25e87c02133
12019-11-18T15:48:26-05:00A History of American Biological Warfare21Việt Minh pamphlet depicts well-known aspects of the American biological weapons programgallery2021-05-15T17:17:56-04:00Việt MinhMichitake AsoAir America
The images in the gallery above, also from the Việt Minh pamphlet, depict well-known aspects of the American biological weapons program. Jacob Hamblin's Arming Mother Nature recounts the history of American and British interest in environmental modification and the role biological, chemical, and radiological weapons played in the arsenals of these countries' militaries. As Hamblin shows, by the early 1940s high-level US officials were keenly interested in biological weapons but were unsure of how they would be used in warfare. At the end of World War II, the US government had access to the captured documents of both the German and Japanese biological warfare programs. The Vietnamese pamphlet assumes a close collaboration between fellow imperialist nations, even if the United States and Germany and Japan had only just been at war. The natural result of this collaboration was the continued use of biological weapons over North Korea during the Korean War.