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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by LargeFries
Here is the story I believe you are referring to.
Drug to keep soldiers awake for 7 days.
I had first read about it several years back as being a drug under testing with French troops. Basically methamphetamine in it's effects without addiction or a crash when it wears off. A miracle drug, I recall the story in the paper calling it. I'll just bet the Human mind still does funny things when sleep deprived over and over again combined with situations so high stress, many of us will never know anything like it.
Originally posted by LargeFries
reply to post by kennylee
a few years ago i did read of a drug manufactured for the US Govt. oddly enough, this drug had (at that time) been tested on Canadian soldiers (by their Govt). it was successful in keeping soldiers fully awake and aware for several days, as if those tested had actually received the sleep they needed and awoke again.
the article mentioned those concerned with the testing were very pleased that soldiers were able to go back to a normal sleep/awake regimen with little problems being detected.
i do not recall a mention of a second drug for sleeping purposes. there was no mention of using a needle to administer doses.
i remember reading this because it struck me as very peculiar that a USA Govt drug test was being performed on Canadian military personnel. i recall wondering to myself how closely are our Govt.'s tied to be doing such a thing.
i apologize: i do not remember if this i read online or in a magazine article. i've shared with you everything i can recall.
Originally posted by John_Brown
I know that pilots and aircrews had real uppers available......
Originally posted by Paulioetc15
Just to let you know, the U.S. military did cover it up and told the family that it was enemy fire that killed him and not the fact it was the USAF A-10s that killed him.