In 1994, the United States Air Force proposed spending $7.5 million on a six-year plan to develop non-lethal chemical deterrents that could be sprayed on enemy combatants.
Like some pacifist warlock determined not to use lightning bolts or any stripe of magic missile, the brain trust at Ohio's Wright Laboratory began investigating a yet-to-be-invented batch of "harassing, annoying, and 'bad guy' identifying chemicals." And even though the project ultimately never went anywhere, it will forever be immortalized as the most famous occasion the United States military ever tried to transmogrify opponents into homosexual Draculas.
The report reads not unlike a memorandum from the odd day COBRA screwed up their order to the laser rifle factory and left Dr. Mindbender in charge with a box of crayons and a bag of rubber cement. The document begins with the recommendation that the Air Force research...
Chemicals that attract annoying creatures to the enemy position and make the creatures aggressive and annoying. Stinging and biting bugs, rodents, and larger animals would be candidates to be drawn to the enemy position.
It doesn't detail which larger animals would be unwittingly conscripted, but let's just assume ostrich pheromone was on the table. Later, the report takes a turn for all things Wicker...