The Pentagon is developing a stupefying weapon

The Pentagon is developing a stupefying weapon
The Pentagon is developing a stupefying weapon

It sounds incredible and even crazy, but the US military is developing means that should "degrade the effectiveness of the enemy by using chemical effects on the brain." In simple words: make the enemy "dull" and be unable to use the creative potential of the brain in an armed or other struggle. At the same time, real experiments, apparently, go beyond the study of only chemical preparations and include various types of exposure, including remote ones using directed radiation.

Late last month, the 711th Human Performance Wing, the 711th Human Performance Wing, revamped the Life Sciences Achievements for Pilot Productivity Research Competition.

The program is now six years old, and it has spent $ 49 million to bring advanced advances in neuroscience and biotechnology to military affairs. Unlike many similar Pentagon scientific programs, it deals with the very delicate areas of brain control and behavior control.

One of the projects of the program, for example, also proposes the use of "technology of external stimulation, so that the pilot can fully concentrate on performing aerospace tasks, as well as perceive and process large amounts of operational information." Another proposes the creation of a technology for sensing the brain so that special forces can distinguish those who pose a threat from the crowd.

However, among the many such ideas, the strangest and most disturbing are projects that propose the use of means that act chemically to "reduce productivity and artificially suppress the cognitive abilities of the enemy", as well as "develop technologies to predict, detect, track and correct intentions and physiological state. person anywhere and anytime."

These claims seem incredible, but in fact they do not go beyond the current trends of the American military machine. For years, the US military and intelligence agencies have been experimenting with manipulating minds. Rumor has it that during the Cold War, the CIA and the military tested dozens of psychoactive substances on prisoners in order to find a means of mind control. Recently, work in this direction has most likely only intensified. For example, in 2008, Pentagon scientific advisers warned that the enemy could develop technologies "to improve their cognitive abilities … and thus pose a threat to US national security." In turn, the National Research Council and the Defense Intelligence Agency insist on "pharmaceutical tactics" to weaken enemy forces. It is difficult to say what this formulation means: spraying certain drugs over the enemy's territory, administering "vaccines", changing the chemical structure of the brain using radiation, or something else.

In recent months, the Pentagon has begun funding a series of projects to optimize the mental performance of its military personnel, protect against brain injury, proactively assess vulnerability to traumatic stress, and even remotely control brain activity using ultrasound.

Either way, the US Air Force is warning potential researchers that projects and theories proposed for a defense behavior management program need strict secrecy. So, most likely, the public will not learn about the specific results of strategic programs.

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