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.