Peter Pringle was a correspondent for British newspapers during the Cold War in Washington and Moscow. He has written for The Nation on chemical and biological weapons aided by research from the Harvard-Sussex databank.
Lord Saville’s Bloody Sunday report clarifies who shot whom. But the darker truth about the role of Britain’s secret service is unexplained.
The high moral tone in Washington and London about “rogue” states, such as Iraq, building arsenals of biological weapons belies a shameful past.