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Attack Of The Killer Mosquitoes

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Attack Of The Killer Mosquitoes

For decades, the U.S. Army examined whether infected mosquitoes could be used to kill our enemies--so-called "entomological warfare." In these excerpts from a March 1981 Army report, you can marvel at how much it would have cost to launch a yellow fever-infected mosquito attack on a city (with a handy "Cost per Death" chart included!). Also, you won't want to miss summaries of prior government trials like"Operation Big Itch" and "Operation Big Buzz." (10 pages)