Hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, 91st Congress, July 1, 1969, on Depart. of Defense Appropriations for 1970. p. 129
"The dramatic progress being made in the field of molecular biology led us to investigate the relevance of this field of science to biological warfare:
- All biological agents up to the present time are representatives of naturally occurring disease.
- Within the next 5 to 10 years, it would probably be possible to make a new infective microorganism which could differ in certain important aspects from any known disease-causing organisms. Most important of these is that it might be refractory to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease.
- A research program to explore the feasibility of this could be completed in approximately five years at a total cost of $10 million."
----------There you have it. The AIDS epidemic and scare in about five years from 1969, right on schedule.