posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 02:17 AM
ARLINGTON, Va. — For years, the U.S. military has explored a new kind of firepower that is instantaneous, precise and virtually inexhaustible: beams
of electromagnetic energy. "Directed-energy" pulses can be throttled up or down depending on the situation, much like the phasers on "Star Trek"
could be set to kill or merely stun.
Since the ammunition is merely light or radio waves, directed-energy weapons are limited only by the supply of electricity. And they don't involve
chemicals or projectiles that can be inaccurate, accidentally cause injury or violate international treaties.
Does this mean that when perfected the use of such weapons in the fields of 'so called war' will not be subject to any convention because they are
not chemically based? Because they do not violate international treaties how will their use be controlled?
[edit on 10/7/2005 by Lady of the Lake]