Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Could science-fiction super soldiers become reality after extreme US military tests? - RT US News  


Captain America, Deadpool, Wolverine: three fictional characters with superhuman bodies boosted for combat. Such stories, however, may soon become reality through US military trials currently proposed to revolutionize warfare.


According to funding opportunity documents from the United States Special Operations Command, the "primary emphasis of the USSOCOM Biomedical, Human Performance, and Canine Research Program is to identify and develop techniques… for early intervention in life-threatening injuries, prolonged field care, human performance optimization, and canine medicine/performance." If that sounds like the US government is planning to research ways to engineer an army of super-soldiers and souped-up fighter dogs, that's because they are – which could give the US the edge on enemy countries in covert spy situations or on the battlefield.