The good news is we've found plenty of WMD. The bad news is the weapons are ours and we found them dumped in the sea. It is no secret that the U.S.
June 12, 2007

The good news is we've found plenty of WMD. The bad news is the weapons are ours and we found them dumped in the sea.

It is no secret that the U.S. military has used the ocean as trashcan for munitions in the past. Peter discussed at the Old DSN how federal lawmakers were pressing the US Army to reveal everything it knows about a massive international program to dump chemical weapons off homeland and foreign shores.

"The Army now admits that it secretly dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents into the sea, along with 400,000 chemical-filled bombs, land mines and rockets and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste - either tossed overboard or packed into the holds of scuttled vessels."

Michael J.W. Stickings added, "There has been extensive coverage of this story -- which I suspect is unknown to many -- at the Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia). The 'Special Report' is called 'The Deadliness Below,' and I encourage you to have a look (and to read through it). If I may make a gross understatement, it's quite something. Who knew the U.S. was literally surrounded by WMDs?"

I didn't.

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