U.S. pilots stay up taking ‘uppers’

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U.S. jet fighter pilots, responsible for at least 10 deadly”friendly fire” accidents in the Afghanistan war, have regularly been given amphetamines to fly longer hours.

Then when they return to base, the pilots are given sedatives by air force doctors to help them sleep, before beginning the whole cycle again on the next mission, often less than 12 hours later.”