History and Historiography

America’s Secret Mind Control Project (Operation Delirium)

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States used several substances to create a lethal arsenal of biochemical weapons. The infamous Edgewood Arsenal of Chesapeake Bay became the household of American scientists who firmly believed that using chemicals during conflicts was more humane than using bullets and artillery. Throughout the Cold War, military doctors tested the effects of various chemicals on more than 5,000 soldiers to study the impact on their brains, bodies, and conduct…

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