I have been reading Tom Clancy’s book co-written with General Carl Stiner (ret) about the Amercian special forces over the years.
In a portion of the book about Vietnam an anecdote deatails that during the Vietnam war, each NVA soldier carried a small baggie of marijuana and full companies would smoke before major battles.
Can anyone verify this? And if so, what would be the NVA reasoning behind this practice?
For starters, Marijuana sigfinicantly reduces motor control and reaction time. It also has visible effects on aggression. Things that would be counter-productive to soldiers going into battle and I would think put the NVA soldiers at an even greater disadvantage than they already were.