National Archives and Records Administration: Operation Red
Hat : Men and a Mission - Department of Defense. Department of
the Army. U.S. Army Materiel Command. U.S. Army Munitions Command.
Edgewood Arsenal. (08/01/1962 - 1971). This film shows the movement
of Okinawa - based American munitions to Johnston Island in 1971.
Footage reveals that in 1962, Edgewood Arsenal was involved in a
classified operation to ship munitions to Okinawa under the code
name "Red Hat." In 1969, it was discovered that toxic munitions
were in Okinawa and President Richard Nixon promised Japan's Prime
Minister that he would remove the toxic munitions. On February 13,
1971, the first convoy of chemical weapons was sent to Johnston
Island, located 750 miles southwest of Hawaii.
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Information from Department of Defense (DoD) on Herbicide Tests and Storage outside of Vietnam. 2010. - 10 s.
United States Nuclear Tests, July 1945 through September 1992.
U.S. Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office, DOE/NV--209-REV 15, December 2000.