David Willman – The Mirage Man

David speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Willman about his new book The Mirage Man: Bruce Ivins, the Anthrax Attacks, and America’s Rush to War. This book takes a look at the anthrax attacks that happened shortly after September 11th and would go on to kill five and infect 17. The book focuses on one character, Bruce Ivins, who even after a history of mental illness was brought to work at the government’s biodefense labs at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland without any type of background of mental competency check.

Original Air Date: 07-5-2011

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