June 1, 2006
A New Bio Warfare Arms Race Begins in Maryland
by Kevin B. Zeese
"After 9/11 the Bush administration dramatically increased funding for bio-weapons activity. Ft. Detrick will become the National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC), bringing together the U.S Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of Health, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Agriculture. The campus will cost billions of dollars, cover hundreds of acres, include millions of square feet of buildings and thousands of square feet of BSL-4 (Level 4) laboratory space – laboratories used for experimentation with infectious agents of which there exists neither a vaccine nor a cure. "
"As part of their efforts to "defend" the United States from bio-weapons, Ft. Detrick will be creating new weapons, as well as the means to mass-produce and disseminate them."