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Make Love, Not War

The US military has considered some pretty bizarre proposals over the years, some of which it’s probably better that we don’t know about (see The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson). Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, we now know that:

The US military investigated building a “gay bomb”, which would make enemy soldiers “sexually irresistible” to each other, government papers say.
The US defence department considered various non-lethal chemicals meant to disrupt enemy discipline and morale. The 1994 plans were for a six-year project costing $7.5m, but they were never pursued.
The plan for a so-called “love bomb” envisaged an aphrodisiac chemical that would provoke widespread homosexual behaviour among troops, causing what the military called a “distasteful but completely non-lethal” blow to morale.

Too bad the military never followed up on that idea. They probably would have made back the $7.5 million many times over by selling the research to Pfizer. There are groups in our society that would pay top dollar for the formula.

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