were dropped during D-Day, later depicted in the film The Longest Day
. But prior to D-Day, both the British and the Germans
had used straw-filled decoys in various locations. Later in the war, the U.S. tested "Oscar"
but found him lacking, adopting instead the PD Dummy
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Make love not war? The Pentagon confirms that it was researching the possibility of a "gay bomb"
that could "turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting." BBC discusses this and other unorthodox U.S. weapons proposals
Eye candy from a themed LJ community.
Do you have special skills?
If so, Uncle Sam may want to speak with you. "The government is taking the first steps toward a targeted military draft of Americans with special skills in computers and foreign languages."
Nobody sees a need for a large scale draft like Vietnam, "But they thought that if we have any kind of a draft, it will probably be a special skills draft."
The folks at SSS stress that this possibility is likely far off. It could take about two years to "to have all the kinks worked out."
Is the draft in our future?