U.S. Special Operations Command is weighing the use of nutritional supplements or even performance-enhancing drugs to push the abilities and endurance of its forces beyond current human limits, according to a report from Defense News.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Imagine an army made up of soldiers that could go days without sleep, had endless aggression, and weren’t afraid of anything. In the early days of World War II, a Berlin-based drugmaker called Temmler Werke produced a pharmaceutical that made German soldiers fearless in battle. That drug was crystal meth.
War. It’s everywhere. And the way things are looking, there’s plenty more of it to come. But that didn’t deter 18-year-old Tim Park of Fairfax, Virginia, from applying to not just one, but at least four of the five U.S. military academies. Even more remarkable, he’s received appointments to them all.