Military Ecstasy? by Scott Shuger USAT fronts the U.S. military’s concern about “skyrocketing” use of the amphetamine Ecstasy among its members–up about 12 times what it was two years ago. And that estimate is based on the services’ drug testing, which misses much Ecstasy use because unlike many other drugs, it usually leaves no traces in the body after 48 hours. The paper says the Pentagon is set to introduce a new Ecstasy test next year.
If the military can’t keep up with the use of this drug even though the soldiers have already given up about ninety percent of their civil rights in the process of joining, what extraordinary measures are they going to try and foist upon the general populace in their never ending pursuit to win the drug war?