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Booze and Active Denial System Don’t Mix
The experiments get more bizarre as they progress. One of the experiments involved giving the subjects carefully measured doses of vodka to see if it helped them withstand the pain. See: Protocol F-WR-2002-0024-H: Effects of Ethanol on Millimeter-Wave-Induced Pain.
This story arrived in a large box. It was FedExed over by Ed Hammond of the Sunshine Project, a group that uses the Freedom of Information Act to delve into the darker corners of military research.
Hammond had requested all testing protocols for nonlethal weapons that involved humans, and they all related to the Air Force’s Active Denial System. (A cover letter from the Air Force explained that the ACCM laser dazzler had been omitted because it did not count as a weapon.) Hammond’s specialty is chemical and biological weapons, and as he already had plenty to deal with he passed the several hundred pages of documents over to me.