posted on Mar, 13 2004 @ 05:12 AM
Here's another version I stumbled on,
SOUTH POMFRET, Vt. - Marines arriving in Iraq this month as part of a massive troop rotation will bring with them a high-tech weapon never before
used in combat - or in peacekeeping. The device is a powerful megaphone the size of a satellite dish that can deliver recorded warnings in Arabic and,
on command, emit a piercing tone so excruciating to humans, its boosters say, that it causes crowds to disperse, clears buildings and repels
"[For] most people, even if they plug their ears, [the device] will produce the equivalent of an instant migraine," says Woody Norris, chairman of
American Technology Corp., the San Diego firm that produces the weapon. "It will knock [some people] on their knees."
American Technology says its new product "is designed to determine intent, change behavior and support various rules of engagement." The company is
careful in its public relations not to refer to the megaphone as a weapon, or to dwell on the debilitating pain American forces will be able to
deliver with it. The military has been equally reticent on the subject.
and this is thr part I like the best
Last month, the Council on Foreign Relations issued a task force report on nonlethal weapons, arguing that their widespread availability might have
helped in the immediate post-combat period in Iraq to reduce looting and sabotage. The council threw its weight behind greater investment in these
technologies partly based on a Joint Chiefs of Staff "mission needs statement" signed last December. "U.S. military forces lack the ability to
engage targets located where the application of lethal [weapon fire] would be counterproductive to overall campaign objectives," the Joint Chiefs
Sounds great, doesn't.