By analyzing CIA documents from earlier days, we can understand the programs of the Agency and its government cousins.
Given the fact that the CIA’s umbrella research program, MKULTRA, went completely dark in 1962, and given the technological advances that have been made in the intervening years, we can draw inferences about present-day covert ops.
Document: May 20, 1975; sent by CIA Inspector General, Donald F. Chamberlain, to the Director of Central Intelligence, William Colby.
Subject: CIA activities at Fort Detrick, Maryland [in the 1952 period].
Fort Detrick was the center of US government chem/bio warfare research.
Here is the opening quote from the document:
“In early 1952, CIA effected an agreement with the Army Chemical Corp for the performance of certain research and development work by the Army Chemical Corp at the laboratory facilities of Special Operations Division, Army Biological Laboratories, Frederick, Maryland.”
And here is a key quote about a research project: