I don't know where the "State Dept" report is. I was not very happy with it, and if it disappears in limbo, so
much the better. It said nothing more about military applications than what you quoted, plus a disclaimer that that issue
was better dealt with elsewhere.
My general position converges with yours. Yes, G/E adds something to the refinement of BW; but the big issue is testing for
reliability. This is far easier done on crops than on people.
G/E will result in better vaccines, etc., and paradoxically this may be its military role, i.e., to assure immunity of the
agressor's [sic] people!
We don't believe that G/E is crucial to BW. But a country that invests in BW will certainly go the next mile and use G/E
for that refinement.
I am not too happy about spreading even good ideas for BW in unclassified media. Perhaps a similar motive has dampened others'
Are you at the Pentagon or Roslyn [sic]? Please send me your phone number and I'll try to look you up, perhaps in about
a month during the DSB mtg.