These days, Governments of Western countries around the world like to promote transparency and openness; however this was not always the case. This story first appeared on CNN last Thursday, please take your time and have a click through the videos on CNN. This story dates back to the Cold War and is an example of how anything is possible during war time.
From 1955-1975, the United States Government performed human experiments on their own soldiers as part of the Edgewater Arsenal Experiments. This time period was the height of the Cold War with wars being fought in Korea and Vietnam. A special interest of the United States government at the time was brainwashing techniques. In Hollywood movies, we see brainwashing and mind control as a science fiction movie and just take it as entertainment, but these events did happen.