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January 15, 2005

Pentagon reveals rejected chemical weapons

The Pentagon was developing non-lethal chemical weapons to disrupt discipline and morale among enemy troops, according to newly declassified documents. An article at (hat tip: Bob H.) describes these weapons. My favorite is the one that the article calls "bizarre":

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.
Lends new meaning to Don't Ask, Don't Tell.