Matthew Meselson is a true eminence grise of arms control in the realm of biological weaponry. In 1984, he traveled to Thailand to debunk the US assertion that forces backed by the Soviet Union were using “toxin warfare” on Hmong and Cambodian Khmer Rouge fighters in Southeast Asia. The alleged “poison from the sky” was actually bee poop, he concluded, after witnessing a several-minute “shower of feces” from high flying honeybees near Chiang Mai.
This article was written by Matt Field and originally published by the Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists.
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