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Fears that countries hostile to the United States would use chemical and biological agents against Americans or Americas allies led to the development of a defensive program designed to discover techniques for American intelligence agencies to detect and counteract chemical and biological agents Between 1953 and 1966 the CIA financed a research project code name MKULTRA that was established to counter Soviet and Chinese advances in brainwashing and interrogation techniques Subprojects were contracted out to various universities research foundations and other institutions In order to carry out their mission the CIA was entrusted to protect the heart of all intelligence operations sources and methods These tests were designed to determine the potential effects of chemical or biological agents when used against an individual unaware that heshe had received a drug The most notorious MKULTRA experiments were the CIAs pioneering of the drug that would later fill the heads of millions LSD The CIA was intrigued by the drug and had hopes that acid or a similar drug could be used to manipulate foreign leaders LSD was also viewed as a way to loosen tongues in CIA interrogations In fact many of the researchers used it At least two persons died as a result of MKULTRA experiments and others may have suffered impaired health because of the testing This type of experimentation is now expressly forbidden throughout the United States Twenty years later after the conception of the MKULTRA project all known files pertaining to MKULTRA were destroyed In 1977 John C Sims an attorney and Sidney M Wolfe MD located some 8000 pages of previously undisclosed documents These consisted mostly of financial records that had inadvertently survived the 1973 records destruction The case CIA v Sims was argued from December 4 1984 to April 16 1985 and in this case there are two questions being asked The first one is whether 102d3 of the National Security Act of 1947 exempts from disclosure
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