Q. Is the U.S. still developing biological weapons to use against our enemies?
A. As required by executive order, the U.S. government ceased
all offensive biological research in November, 1969; however, DoD does
have research programs which focus on defensive measures. Some projects
exist as part of the Medical Biological Defense research program. DoD
reports on these projects annually to Congress. The most recent edition,
of Defense Nuclear/Biological/Chemical (NBC) Warfare Defense Annual Report
to Congress," was published in March 2000.