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Pentagon Sought "Gay Bomb" Says Watchdog Group

Pentagon officials confirmed that in 1994 the U.S. Military considered and then rejected a proposal to build a "hormone bomb" that would transform enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in having sex with one another than fighting.

Bomb_2Said Edward Hammond, of Berkeley's Sunshine Project, a watchdog group tracking military spending:

"The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soldiers to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistibly attractive to one another. The notion was that a chemical that would probably be pleasant in the human body in low quantities could be identified, and by virtue of either breathing or having their skin exposed to this chemical, the notion was that soldiers would become gay."

The Air Force lab requested $7.5 million to research the gay bomb. And while the military says the notion was ruled out quickly, Hammond says there was more consideration involved: "The truth of the matter is it would have never come to my attention if it was dismissed at the time it was proposed. In fact, the Pentagon has used it repeatedly and subsequently in an effort to promote non-lethal weapons, and in fact they submitted it to the highest scientific review body in the country for them to consider."

Of course the whole thing fits perfectly with the military's misguided philosophy that having gay soldiers within the ranks leads to loss of morale and unit cohesion.

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  1. fabulous! now if only we could come up with a bomb that made everybody Republican -- and then they would just devour each other, eat their young, lie constantly and finally turn into shivering masses of complete bullshit...war over!!

    Posted by: ron Olivr | Jun 11, 2007 11:10:51 PM

  2. Puts a new spin on "Make love, not war."

    Posted by: TJ2 | Jun 11, 2007 11:24:06 PM

  3. Doesn't Tom Ford's new fragrance do that?

    If this were true, I wish they'd drop that bomb over the next RNC convention. I'd LOVE to see Dick Cheney and Bush make out Falcon Studio's style with Mitt Romney riding bitch LMAO.

    Posted by: Cory | Jun 11, 2007 11:52:50 PM

  4. oh wait, it's just GHB

    Posted by: Cory | Jun 11, 2007 11:54:03 PM

  5. this is laugh out loud funny.

    If they thought chemicals would change sex orientation, they would have started research on the chemical that changes gay people straight.

    I think we all know this, but I will say it again. Truly straight people don't care about gay people. They have more important things to worry about. Only men with a gnawing attraction towards men are concerned with it.

    Posted by: Rich | Jun 12, 2007 12:28:35 AM

  6. This is a really old story - the UK Times and The Sun had it at least two years ago.

    Being The Sun, they headlined it 'Atomic Bum'.

    And added a large computer graphic of pink tanks and soldiers wearing "Franky Says Relax' tshirts offering each other flowers.

    I had it on my fridge for ages...

    And yay! It's still online!,,2-2005021617,,00.html

    Check it out kids...

    Posted by: James Bridle | Jun 12, 2007 5:51:54 AM

  7. Would give new meaning to the phrase "Make love not war"! Gay Love = Peace on Earth

    Posted by: Carl | Jun 12, 2007 11:27:48 AM

  8. I thionk they dropped this bomb on New York City when I was about 14. That would explain alot!

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 12, 2007 12:14:03 PM

  9. I guess they decided gay bombs are a more reasonable strategy than, say, keeping gay translators who could translate and then provide information.

    Posted by: Bernie | Jun 12, 2007 12:19:17 PM

  10. so THIS is what happened to Manhattan

    Posted by: bigggnasty | Jun 12, 2007 12:49:50 PM

  11. I think the funniest line in the article is that they wanted to create a "hormone bomb." Does this mean that I am only gay at "that time of the month?"

    Posted by: PJ | Jun 13, 2007 10:09:38 AM

  12. Oh MY God!!!!!
    Although a bunch of Soldiers blowing each other might be really HOT. LOL

    Posted by: MC | Jul 2, 2007 5:16:43 PM

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  14. Aren't they already fucking each other? Gay bomb...redundant.

    Posted by: Joe | Oct 6, 2007 8:37:18 AM

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