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I Thought We Were Staying Away From This?

The US Army has awarded 17 companies, including major corporations, $900 million in contracts for logistics and service support for biological and chemical war projects, the Department of Defense announced.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The companies, including the Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, Ohio and the Camber Corp. of Huntsville, Alabama “were awarded a $900 million… contract to the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense,” the announcement said on Tuesday.The other companies receiving contracts were Aktarius, Allied Technical Services, AQuate II, Axseum Solutions; KD Analytical Consulting, Murtech, Omega Consultants, SciTech Services, DRS Technical Services, STS International, Engility, Leidos, Patricio Enterprises and SAIC Corp., it said.

The United States faces current and emerging chemical and biological threats and requires integrated defenses against them, but currently those responsibilities are split among 26 different Defense Department agencies, according to an August 2015 US Government Accountability Office report.

Even if these are ‘legal’, it begs the question:  Why?

Where/Who are the potential targets?  Is this just about ‘research’?  TWENTY-SIX companies?

h/t Sputnik International

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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6 thoughts on “I Thought We Were Staying Away From This?

  1. it begs the question: Why?

    Having defense against bad stuff is needed. The DOD is hardly unfamiliar with NBC protection, decon, etc.
    Why a billion dollars needs to be spent on it again is probably just Pork Barrel politics spreading the stolen wealth.

    They would have half the money in hand if someone hadn’t stolen it building an Afgan gas station.

    Posted by KM | February 4, 2016, 10:35 am
  2. Chem/Bio is bubbling back up due to ‘things’ being found o/seas…

    Posted by Old NFO | February 4, 2016, 7:54 pm
  3. What NFO said. Despite how badly the current regime wishes that the world was a cuddly place, with rainbows & unicorns, the reality is precisely the opposite. With enemies who all wish us dead. Whether this country retains the ability to adequately respond is a topic for a follow-up article.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | February 4, 2016, 9:42 pm

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