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"Wars Are Rarely Fought Sober" Topic


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08 Nov 2018 5:05 a.m. PST
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 9:05 p.m. PST

"Although that was the case throughout most of human history, it seems inconceivable that today's professional U.S. military would use performance-enhancing drugs to gain an edge against our nation's formidable adversaries.

But you might be surprised…."
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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 6:21 a.m. PST

Amphetamines were very, very widely used in WWII – the German pharmaceutical industry made about 3 million doses in 1940-41; it was used in panzer units (Panzerschokolade) and in the Luftwaffe (Stuka-Tabletten); the US Army Air Force issued amphetamines for heavy bomber crews for long range missions and the Brits used it as well

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

Thanks!.


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Armand

Aethelflaeda was framed09 Nov 2018 1:50 p.m. PST

Being drunk is about the only way you could get a reasonable person to charge into what is obviously a low survivability situation. Dutch Courage is not figurative language but literal. Without the gin, noone would engage.


I always laughed at my teetotalling leadership during the 80s whose thinking that alcohol would be a detriment on the battlefield. Drunk generals are bad things but a slightly high LT would be a hero.

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