[ExI] This would almost qualify as hilarious ... if only it weren't true

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Jun 12 06:55:00 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 08:41:06PM -0700, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:

> A lot of non-lethal chemical weapons research dating back to at least  
> the 1960s is based on mechanisms of temporary radical behavior  

In theory it's a good idea, but in practice dosing each individual
person more or less within therapeutic bandwidth (the span between
first effects and toxicity) is not possible. You either get no
effect or lots of dead bodies.

This is the reason why this approach was not pursued.

> modification, usually below the level where the targets would realize  
> they are being chemically manipulated, to destroy military unit  
> cohesion.  At a minimum the US and the Soviet Union did extensive  

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