Monday, August 12, 2002

U.S. JET FIGHTER PILOTS STAY UP TAKING UPPERS
Wow. Haven't heard about this in the US press. From the Toronto Star via Le Show.

WASHINGTON - U.S. jet fighter pilots, responsible for at least 10 deadly "friendly fire" accidents in the Afghanistan war, have regularly been given amphetamines to fly longer hours.Then when they return to base, the pilots are given sedatives by air force doctors to help them sleep, before beginning the whole cycle again on the next mission, often less than 12 hours later.

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