Operation Red Hat generally refers to the highly publicized U.S. military action taking place in 1971, which involved the redeployment of the 267th Chemical Company and all chemical weapons from Okinawa, Japan to Johnston Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
Originally classified, the code name "Red Hat" was assigned by the Pentagon on November 12, 1962, during the planning to deploy the 267th Chemical Platoon and chemical and biological agents to Okinawa for the ultra-secret Project 112 biological and chemical agent overseas test program. Project 112 activities on Okinawa have never been officially acknowledged by the US Department of Defense. The "Red Hat" nickname remained in use to some extent for decades throughout the storage and demilitarization at Johnston Atoll (JA).
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