“Duds” or Germ Bombs? A Forgotten Korean War Controversy

Jeffrey Kaye
23 min readMar 24
U.S. Air Force photo of Korean War leaflet, purportedly warning civilians to stay away from unexploded bombs and military targets like main highways, railroads and military factories (National Museum of the United States Air Force — public domain)

A preponderance of the evidence over the past couple of years has established that the U.S. used biological weapons in its war with North Korea and China in the early 1950s. This is based on CIA, Department of Defense and other government documents, as well as a close reading of the confessions of twenty-five U.S. airmen. It is time now to move on to an examination of how the U.S. pulled off…