Project CHATTER

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Date1947 - 1953
PerpetratorsCharles Savage, Naval Medical Research Institute, United States Navy
InterestsMind Control

Project CHATTER was a United States Navy program beginning in the fall of 1947, under the direction of Dr. Charles Savage, who was appointed by Dr. Theodor Benzinger‎. It focussed on the identification and testing of drugs for use in the interrogation and the recruitment of agents. The search included laboratory experiments on both animal and human subjects.

Project

It focused on the identification and testing of drugs in interrogations and the recruitment of agents. Their search included laboratory experiments on both animal and human subjects. The program operated under the direction of Charles Savage of the Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, from 1947 to 1953.[1][2] The project was geared to identifying agents both synthetic and natural that were effective during interrogation. The project was centered on, but not restricted to, the use of anabasine (an alkaloid), scopolamine and mescaline. The program reportedly ended shortly after the Korean War in 1953.

Exposure

The book Acid Dreams - The CIA, LSD, and the Sixties Rebellion, by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain[3] identified CHATTER as a program under the direction of Doctor Charles Savage of the Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, from 1947 to 1953.[4]


 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Mind Control and the US Governmentarticle1992Martin Cannon


References

  1. FOIA Documents from the Department of the Navy
  2. Martin A. Lee; Bruce Shlain (1985). Acid dreams: the CIA, LSD, and the sixties rebellion. Grove Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-8021-3062-4. Described as an "offensive" program, CHATTER was supposed to devise means of obtaining information from people independent of their volition but without physical duress.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. Acid Dreams - Wikispooks EBook pdf
  4. FOIA Documents from the Department of the Navy; (Released 2002) Project Chatter - U.S. Navy Human Drug Test Program, Wikispooks