Active Denial System: non-lethal, directed-energy weapon
Fascinating report on the Pentagon's Active Denial System, a/k/a the Pentagon Ray-gun:
What if we told you the Pentagon has a ray gun? And what if we told you it can stop a person in his tracks without killing or even injuring him? Well, it’s true. You can’t see it, you can't hear it, but as CBS News correspondent David Martin experienced first hand, you can feel it.
Pentagon officials call it a major breakthrough which could change the rules of war and save huge numbers of lives in Iraq. But it's still not there. That because in the middle of a war, the military just can't bring itself to trust a weapon that doesn't kill.
The Pentagon's Ray Gun
CBS 60 Minutes, March 2, 2008
Active Denial System
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Billions of dollars of defense research and all we can come up with is microwave radiation that happens to resonate with water?
I want to see some more creativity.
P.S. For once, the tinfoil hat *would* work. Pentagon's gotta be able to outsmart that. I'm not impressed.
Posted by: ndk | Mar 3, 2008 6:33:02 AM
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