The Emerging Neurowarfare Threat
by Zack Lynch 12-08-03
Neurowarfare, the use of weapons that target the human central nervous system, is an escalating concern. This month's Acumen Journal uncovers some areas of Russian neurowarfare research:
Project Flute: a neurotoxic agent that becomes activated during times of stress or great emotion, and can damage the nervous system, alter moods, trigger psychological changes and even kill.
Project Bonfire: similiar to Flute, Bonfire manipulate peptides and hormones that regulate our nervous systems.
Unnamed: extensive research into creating agents that would cause fatal overloads of bliss
Dr. John Aquila, A RAND analyst, offers an interesting thought: "We (USA) could own every Russian bioweapons expert for the rest of their lives for about the price of 1 F-18 attach aircraft." Although this might slow down the development of neuroweapons in Russia, it is far from a panacea to this newly emerging threat.
Neurowarfare: Still in the Dark Ages
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