In 2005 US was perfectly OK with Taiwan’s Level 4 Biological Warfare Lab

17 04 2020


Found on WikiLeaks’ Cablegate page –

Classified By: AIT Acting Director David Keegan, Reasons 1.4 b/d

1. (S//NF) Action request para 3. On November 3, NHDetect
CEO and President David Trudil discussed with AIT COMM and
ECON officers a formal advocacy request that his company is
submitting through the USDOC Advocacy Center regarding its
bid on the first phase of a planned level 4 pathogens ward.
Trudil explained that level 4 pathogens are
"genetically-engineered bugs that can destroy the world;" far
more dangerous than anthrax, SARS, or avian influenza. He
said Taiwan already had an operational level 4 laboratory,
and that he had recently arranged a tour of these facilities
for U.S. DOD and CDC personnel in exchange for DOD allowing
Taiwan MND and CDC to tour the U.S. level 4 ward located at
Fort Detrick, Maryland.
(AIT ECON and COMM were unaware of
these visits. Reftel report on the DOD tour noted that the
Taiwan facility claims to have a sample of a smallpox strain
that produces a 100% fatality rate.) Trudil noted that there
is currently only one other level 4 ward in the world,
located in Siberia.

2. (S//NF) According to Trudil, funding for the level 4 ward
was approved five years ago as part of Taiwan,s MND budget,
however, the funds have since been transferred to CDC.
Trudil claims to have known Taiwan CDC Director Steve Kuo for
several years. NHDetect is partnering with Battelle on the
bid. Trudil and Battelle National Security Division Vice
President David Robinson will make their bid presentation to
Taiwan CDC on November 4. Trudil gave AIT officers copies of
an advocacy letter from U.S. Congressman Roscoe Bartlett.
Trudil said he was unaware of any restrictions on the export
of equipment or technology related to level 4 pathogens, but
that Battelle lawyers would certainly check and apply for any
needed licenses. Trudil also mentioned that Taiwan would be
hosting an international biological defense conference in
early December that would be attended by U.S. CDC and DOD

3. (S//NF) Action request: Given the WMD aspects of this
project, AIT requests Department coordinate with the Advocacy
Center on how to respond to the advocacy request, and provide
AIT with general guidance on what restrictions exist on the
export of equipment and technology related to level 4


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