Richard Spertzel: Well, during my stay it would have been, as I've already mentioned, the VEE, Tularemia. Although, interesting side: the strain of tularemia that was eventually made into a vaccine was provided by the Soviets in the 1958 exchange. The US government got the tularemia, and actually the Siberian strain I think, of tularemia, which was already a pathogenically weakened strain, and we in turn provided the... I believe it was the TC50 strain, but the Trinidad Donkey... the Trinidad Donkey strain to the Soviets.
Gennadiy N. Lepeshkin: Do I understand correctly that you did research on that strain?
Lepeshkin: I see. And did you work on the anthrax vaccine?
Slava Paperno (interpreting from Russian): Did you do any anthrax... any anti-anthrax vaccine studies?
Spertzel: I didn't, but the USAMRIID did sort of the end of... toward the end of my military career.
Lepeshkin: What year did you finish working... [your] service... you know, stop working with vaccines?
Spertzel: I retired in '87, and at that time I was the Deputy Commander of USAMRIID.
VEE: Viral Equine Encephalitis
USAMRIID: United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.