It's for cleaning the toilets, honest

The US Army is bulk buying Anthrax. Now, if that meant they were purchasing lots of dodgy metal albums it would be okay, but you know that’s not the case.

One “biological services” contract specifies: “The company must have the ability and be willing to grow Bacillus anthracis Sterne strain at 1500-litre quantities.” Other contracts are for fermentation equipment for producing 3000-litre batches of an unspecified biological agent, and sheep carcasses to test the efficiency of an incinerator for the disposal of infected livestock.

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