On the thirteenth anniversary of the first prisoners brought to Guantanamo Bay, a report from the Seton Hall Law Center for Policy and Research examines how the United States government used the facility as a “battle laboratory.” Prisoners were treated like “test subjects” as personnel, including medical officers, engaged in experiments to develop new interrogation [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday January 11, 2015 8:02 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday December 16, 2014 12:55 pm|
An organization of United States health professionals has put out a comprehensive analysis of the role US health professionals played in the CIA torture program. The analysis, stemming from the US Senate intelligence committee’s executive summary of its torture report, raises alarming questions about whether these professionals engaged in “human subjects research” that constituted a [...]
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday August 29, 2011 7:41 pm|
The the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues have issued their findings in the scandalous revelations surrounding the Guatemalan syphilis studies ran by the U.S. Public Health Service in the 1940s. Hundred were deliberately infected, dozens died, and it was all illegal and unethical. This is put the latest in a long line of scandals involving unethical and dangerous experiments on human beings by the U.S. government.
|By: Jeff Kaye Thursday July 28, 2011 4:01 pm|
The historical revisionism around the history of U.S. military and intelligence activities continues apace. It flourishes in part because of the secrecy that has long surrounded these activities, and the difficulty of obtaining even open source material. One important secret project involved the importation of Nazi scientists to the United States, Operation Paperclip. Scientists not only participated in Air Force rocket programs, but in military-CIA mind control programs at Edgewood Arsenal, Ft. Detrick, Maryland.
|By: Jeff Kaye Thursday July 28, 2011 12:37 am|
Why does the United States Air Force, in their teaching materials provided to ICBM missile combat crew at Air Force Global Strike Command, present such a sympathetic portrayal of former Nazi scientist and SS officer Werner von Braun, and why does the Air Force limit their discussion about Nazi involvement in the U.S. space program to “only one man,” von Braun? The reason is simple, but shocking to many, as the history has been largely covered-up, or relegated to out-of-print history books: the U.S. missile program, and much of its military science program in the post-World War II period, was imported wholesale from the Nazis, including their leading scientists.