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Bizarre US Army Plans.

From New Scientist

The Pentagon considered developing a host of non-lethal chemical weapons that would disrupt discipline and morale among enemy troops, newly declassified documents reveal.

Most bizarre among the plans was one for the development of an "aphrodisiac" chemical weapon that would make enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other. Provoking widespread homosexual behaviour among troops would cause a "distasteful but completely non-lethal" blow to morale, the proposal says.

The other plans - halitosis bombs, wasp-attractors, and the like, can be read about at the link.

One must ask, though: Is having sex necessarily a blow to morale, though?

Comments (8)

What I wonder is, how could they even _begin_ to think that a bomb that turns soldiers homosexual would be okay'd by the White House?

cars:

Prof, if you look at the story, the *rejected* proposals date back to 1994... two years into the first term of President Bill Clinton.

Also, the story makes it pretty clear that the proposals were made by scientists (and that would be *scientists seeking funding*), and are not simply requests from insane military types.

Garth Wallace:

Now that's some funny stuff! ☺

Cars, I fail to see your reasoning. What's wrong with insane scientists seeking funding? In this case though, I'm sure there must have been military type involved. Nobody with the IQ of a scientist would think this scheme would pass the White House. BILL CLINTON, of all people, should believe enemy soldiers would feel being dozed with an aphrodoziac is a BAD thing???

cars:

What reasoning are you referring to, Prof? I simply pointed out a couple parts of the story that were left out here.

Weel, no need to spell out the story you linked to in full, methinks =)

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