The Schnacke Affidavit: U.S. Admission of Offensive Germ Warfare Capability During the Korean War

From page 1 of Affidavit by U.S. Attorney Robert H. Schnacke in sedition trial of John W. Powell, Sylvia Powell, and Julian Schuman, 6 January 1959. Source: National Archives, Kansas City, MO

True crime devotees are familiar with the concept of the “cold case,” which Oxford Languages defines as “an unsolved criminal investigation which remains open pending the discovery of new evidence.” Allegations from China and North Korea that the U.S. used biological weaponry (BW) during the Korean War is an example of just…

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