The Living Weapon



In 1942, the U.S. government began a highly classified program to research and develop biological weapons. Winner of the 2008 New and Documentary Emmy for research, this hour for American Experience offers an unprecedented look at over two decades of closed-door meetings, secret tests, determined scientists, and human subjects—all part of an effort to turn some of the world’s most potent germs into some of the world’s most effective weapons.

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