Pentagon tried to develop 'gay bomb'

And no, that's not a Village People song. Documents released to the Sunshine Project, a chemical and biological weapons watchdog, reveal that the United States Air Force's Wright Laboratory proposed a biological weapon that would make soldiers less interested in fighting and more interested in gettin' freaky.

The lab requested $7.5 million to develop the weapon, containing aerosolized aphrodisiacs that would stimulate homosexual behaviour among enemy soldiers. The Pentagon did not deny that the funding request had been made, stating:

"The department of defence is committed to identifying, researching and developing non-lethal weapons that will support our men and women in uniform."

Or helping them out of uniform. All you'd need is a stiff cross-breeze on the battlefield, and all bets are off.

The documents also suggest earlier attempts to weaponize Tom Jones were abandoned as unfeasible.

Thanks to AA for the heads-up on this story.