posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 06:11 PM
I would imagine that super soldier programs have existed for a long time...
The Spartans of Greece were akin to an entire race of super soldiers, so lets look at them...
They were supposedly of the bloodline of Hercules, a half god of Greek lore who possessed unnatural strength and endurance.
They weeded out the weak by casting any babies born imperfect over a tall cliffside.
They seperated them from their family at a young age, and forced them to live or die in the wilderness, forced them to kill. They erased any semblence
of humanity or mercy from their minds, creating cold blooded killers.
For the spartan warrior, war and killing was all he knew. They were the best because they had no fear of death. This capacity was erased from their
minds at a young age.
So to create a super soldier, you must first start with a crop of genetically enhanced males, carefully selecting from among them the best possible
candidates and getting rid of the rest. They would have to grow up in a cold, heartless environment, possibly never knowing the meaning of family or
compassion. Their curriculum would include a strict diet of mostly protein and endurance enhancing vitamins, lots of brainwashing and programming,
ridding them of even the possibility of fear, doubt, or individuality, and fully aquainting them at very young ages with death, violence, and
Once they got older, building upon their programmed foundation with advanced combat techniques would be easy, as discipline and unquestioning devotion
to their superiors is already programmed into their brains. Perhaps they could even augment their physical abilities with technological implants or
None of that sounds outside the realm of possibilty, does it? Most of what you'd need to create super soldiers is knowledge and technology thats been
around for 50+ years.
Now its obviously not impossible, but how probable is it that super soldier programs have existed or do now?
The cost effectiveness would have to outweigh the cost of developing super soldiers for it to be a probable program. Obviously the cost of what I laid
out above would be quite high, and results wouldnt be seen until the subjects were grown enough to be in battle, roughly 20 years after the programs
inception. That would mean the financiers of such a venture would be without returns on their investments for quite some time, and even then the
effectiveness of the program wouldnt be known until they were combat proven, which could end in a horrible failure translating to a complete waste of
money, resources and time on the military's part.
What would be a more probable alternative would be if they covertly introduced a system of brainwashing, chemical/hormonal alteration, drugs, and
other methods into a population of soldiers, without their knowledge, over a long period of time, taking note of the effects and perfecting the
process until you have regular people who can unconsciously slip into "soldier mode" given the right circumstances. This of course would be helped
by the and The problem with that is during the perfecting process the problems experienced by the soldiers on whom this was being tested would be very
evident. That problem would be counteracted by denial on the military's part which eliminates any culpability and then by supplying a pre-scripted,
official reason for the phenomena. Yes this is happening now, you know it as PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder, gulf-war syndrome, flashbacks,
this didnt work so well, so the next goal is creating an army of machines that could carry out ANY order, never die, never retreat, and be
mass-produced so any unit that DOES go down would quickly be replaced. They could be solar-powered, remote controlled OR act on its own AI. This would
be a very cost effective, efficient sollution to the super-soldier question, and would eliminate the loss of human life, at least for the country
using the robots.