“War, on Drugs”


Historian Peter Frankopan delves into the use of drugs to fuel combat “from berserkers to jihadis.” “Of the US pilots who took part in Operation Desert Storm in 1991, 65 percent used stimulants, with just over half reporting that they were either beneficial or essential to operations,” he writes. “Not all experiences proved positive. Serious side-effects can include confusion and psychosis.”

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