• Short Summary

    A senator on the Committee investigating the CIA has suggested that the US Defence Department might have disobeyed a Presidential order to destroy lethal biological poisons by transferring them to the CIA.

  • Description

    A senator on the Committee investigating the CIA has suggested that the US Defence Department might have disobeyed a Presidential order to destroy lethal biological poisons by transferring them to the CIA.

    Senator Walter Mondale said this during the last day of the Washington investigation on intelligence activities on Thursday (18 September). It was prompted by the discovery of a cache of poisons held by the CIA in defiance of an order to destroy them.

    The Committee has heard evidence from leading CIA members, including the past and present directors. On Thursday they heard evidence from Charles Senseney, a former army project officer.

    He denied any knowledge of the poisons being transferred but he did describe various ways in which the poisons were used.

    Mr. Senseney also gave evidence that the US Army had conducted simulated experiments to determine whether germ warfare could destroy the White House, the Pentagon and New York city.

    The purpose of the experiments was to determine what measures the US could take if an enemy introduced lethal biological agents into key areas, he said.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4LUX1L9CI1JGP18MTAJ63T1S6
    Media URN:
    VLVA4LUX1L9CI1JGP18MTAJ63T1S6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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