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Secret weapon in the USA: bacteria that will destroy landing strips

"New-Scientist" published a list of projects on unconventional warfare, on which American scientists are working

Eilat airport. From Wikipedia
Eilat airport. From Wikipedia

Bacteria that will quickly digest roads, runways and concrete in buildings; Biological destructors that will completely break down fuels and plastic products and cause rapid rusting of aluminum and other metals; Paralyzing stink bombs and opium-based bombs for anesthesia - these are some of the non-lethal, but most paralyzing and destructive means of warfare that US scientists are developing or have tried to develop.

The scientific weekly New Scientist published yesterday the list of projects the American scientists are working on, although it is not clear how close they are to completing their development. The newspaper noted that the US National Academy of Sciences refuses to reveal details about these projects, which have been under severe blackout since September 11 last year. This, despite the fact that according to the newspaper, scientific aspects related to research must, by law, be accessible to the public. One of the reasons that the US government insists on not publicizing this activity, the newspaper says, is the fear that it will be accused of violating international treaties that it has signed, against the testing and distribution of biological and chemical weapons.

Under the pressure of an American organization, which opposes the development of biological weapons and conducts public campaigns on this issue, the information about the research in these fields has now been leaked. Now New Scientist reveals that about three and a half years ago, scientists from the US Navy Research Center and scientists at a biotechnology laboratory at an air force base in Texas received generous allowances from foundations for the development of genetically engineered microorganisms for combat purposes. As far as is known, several patents were registered following the research on these subjects.

Alex Doron

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