- The Pentagon examined the possibility of developing an
aphrodisiac bomb that would cause enemy troops to find one another sexually
irresistible, newly declassified documents reveal.
- It also considered development of a "Who? Me?"
bomb that would produce odours that suggested that other soldiers were
passing wind or had serious halitosis to disrupt enemy morale.
- The £5 million six-year research project suggested
the use of "chemicals that affect human behaviour so that discipline
and morale in enemy units is adversely affected".
- It said: "One distasteful but completely non-lethal
example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused
- It is not known if, or when, the programme was abandoned.
- The Pentagon also considered chemicals that would make
the enemy troops sexually attractive to "annoying or injurious animals"
such as stinging and biting bugs or rodents.
- The 1994 plans, from the US air force Wright Laboratory
in Dayton, Ohio, were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by
the Sunshine Project, which exposes chemical and biological weapons research.
- Since 1945 there had been extensive research into the
effectiveness of the "Who? Me?" bomb, the declassified documents
- But it was found "that people in many areas of the
world do not find faecal odour offensive since they smell it on a regular
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