In a move equally bizarre and dangerous, the Pentagon has confirmed that the Army mistakenly sent live anthrax to 194 bases in all 50 states and numerous territories.
This number FAR eclipses the original number of possibly exposed bases by almost double!
The military is calling this scandal a “major institutional failure” and thus far no one has been changed with doing this, although the military promised in June to find who did it and hold them accountable.
Thus far there have been no illnesses or deaths due to the live samples making their way through bases but several members of the military have undergone anti-biotic treatment as a precaution.
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has repeatedly said the scandal over the military’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax spores around the nation and the world would get worse — and he was right.
The number of labs that received live anthrax has more than doubled to 194 since Work and Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official, released a report in July on the shipments of the deadly pathogen from the Army’s Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah.
The number of states receiving live anthrax also more than doubled to include all 50 states and Washington, D.C., plus Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.