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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:34 AM
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On CSPAN now: DOD Interent Sales of Biological Lab Equipment
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 09:48 AM by TahitiNut
This is a very interesting story/issue about how the DOD is dumping used and new equipment as well as CBW protective suits, thousands of which were defective and lost in their accounting 'system.'

There's a short story about this on The China Post at http://www.chinapost.com.tw/detail.asp?onNews=1&GRP=A&i... ...
Pentagon deficient in monitoring surplus biological, chemical lab equipment

2003/10/7
WASHINGTON, AP

The Defense Department did not properly monitor Internet sales of equipment that could be used to make chemical and biological weapons, congressional investigators say.

As a result, says the General Accounting Office report being released Tuesday, there is little assurance that excess chemical and biological equipment has not already been obtained by dangerous people.

<snip>
This AP story is all over the media web sites, for example "Report cites Pentagon deficiencies" on KRON4's site.

On edit: Here's the ABC News story - http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/US/wnt_gaoreport0310...

Experts from the IG and GAO are testifying. Their testimony is really damning, imho.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:37 AM
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1. Glad this is getting some play
Now, can we rattle the rafters and get the networks to report this outrage? Seems a worthy endevour.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:47 AM
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2. Kind of makes you wonder about how serious this administration
is with national security.

America should be outraged...unfortunately, we are suffering from "outrage fatigue".
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:04 AM
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3. DOD officals are up now
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