Via Defense Tech:
If it's good enough for ravers, it's good enough for G.I.s. That's the thinking, apparently, behind the Army's decision to test the animal tranquilizer Ketamine as away to soothe injured soldiers.The thing I'm really worried about here, of course, will not be the soldiers strung out on K while still armed with automatic rifles. No, the prospect of a new virulent strain of house music, a combination of Toby Keith samples and Christian Rock, that terrifies me.
The drug – known in the clubs has "Special K" – has been reducing party-goers to gurgling blobs for more than a decade. This year, the Army has been running final, phase III Food and Drug Administration trials on a quarter-dose nasal inhaler of "K," to see if it can substitute for morphine.