The United States Military has been ordered to answer whether they weaponized ticks during the Cold War. The NY Post reports:
The US House of Representatives ordered a probe into whether the Pentagon tried to use ticks and other bugs as biological weapons over a 25-year period.
Lawmakers passed an amendment last week that calls on the Department of Defense’s inspector general to investigate.
Text of the amendment, which was proposed by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), says the inspector general will “conduct a review of whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects regarding use as a biological weapon between the years of 1950 and 1975.”
During a debate on Thursday, Smith said “for years, books and articles have been written suggesting that significant research had been done at US government facilities, including Fort Detrick and Plum Island, to turn ticks and other insects into bioweapons.”
Lyme disease has been a huge plague in some regions of the United States, and if the government had a hand in it, there ought to be full accountability.