Officer suggests LSD for U.S. soldiers

An officer in America’s military is recommending that soldiers take LSD or other “stimulants” to raise their performance level, alertness and problem-solving abilities, reports 

“In research, microdoses were reported to significantly heighten alertness, creativity, and problem-solving – inducing a ‘flow state’ that aids in lateral thinking,” says a new report from Maj. Emre Albayrak, an intelligence officer for 12 years.

He recently completed a tour as the operations officer for the Intelligence Support Battalion in an inspector-instructor capacity.

His work appears at the Marine Corps Association and Foundation and recently was highlighted by the Marine Corps Times.

“The Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Enterprise may gain an advantage over competitors in intelligence analysis, productivity, and efficiency if it utilizes the innovative cognitive benefits gained through microdosing with psychedelics, which scientists, Silicon Valley executives, disruptors, and biohackers have already harnessed,” he explained.

Already, he said, soldiers use caffeine or tobacco or “any number of stimulants and performance-enhancing drugs.”

The Marines, he said, “are attempting to extend their wakefulness while increasing their efficiency and productivity.”

In such demanding scenarios, even a 1 percent gain can “provide significant advantages.”

“Therefore, these Marines are attempting to leverage unique biological reactions to increase cognitive ability, efficiency, and ‘flow,’ much like hyper-competitive, information-hungry, self-motivated scientists, Silicon Valley executives, and CEOs.

“Enter psychedelics,” he said.

“Prior to the well-known and documented recreational usage of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin (the alkaloid found in hallucinogenic mushrooms) in the 1960s, scientists, researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and the U.S. Government tested psychedelics in over 1,000 different studies. Introduced as medication for psychiatric use and growing in medical popularity, Time magazine published multiple positive reports on LSD during this time. Beginning in 1953, the Central Intelligence Agency began a program of experiments under the project name MKUltra. The intent of this program was mind control, rested through experimentations on human subjects to identify and develop drugs and procedures that could weaken defense mechanisms during interrogations.”