Project Coast Background

Coast was a top-secret chemical and biological weapons (CBW) program instituted
by the South African government during the apartheid era. Project Coast was the
successor to a limited post-war CBW program which mainly produced the lethal
agents CX powder and mustard gas; as well as non-lethal tear gas for riot
control purposes.  Project Coast was headed by Wouter Basson, a
cardiologist who was the personal physician of the then South African Prime
Minister PW Botha.

Declassified Documents

Intelligence Agency (CIA) Records

for Special Weapons Proliferation and Control
, July 1991
[42 Pages, 1.7MB] –

Weapons: Use in Angola?
November 1989 [15 Pages, 0.4MB] – This
paper provides an Intelligence Community coordinated assessment regarding
the reported use of chemical weapons in Angola. There is Intelligence
Community agreement that technical public reports submitted to the US
Government as proof of CW use in Angola
contain no substantive evidence to indicate the use of lethal CW agents in

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