Shift in mindset vital if Directed Energy Weapons to be operational in theatre

Mark Eastwood

While on the tube to work recently I noticed that the man stood in front of me was reading a military-based novel on his Kindle. The plot of the novel seemed to revolve around the debate over whether the U.S. should turn to non-lethal Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) in the face of some shadowy unknown enemy of the State for whom the threat of traditional ballistic weaponry appears to have no effect. The protagonist made explicit reference to the Active Denial System (ADS) and seemed to be the only...
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