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Existing Directed Energy Arsenal

Existing Directed Energy Arsenal
« on: September 19, 2006, 01:05:16 PM »
The Existing Directed-Energy Arsenal

Deadly Electronic Weapons

By Julianne McKinney, Director

Electronic Surveillance Project

Association of National Security Alumni

Silver Spring, Maryland

(301) 608-0143

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      Our first step was to determine what, if any technology exists which might be used for electronic harassment. That information was found in a “white paper” published in 1991 by the U.S. Global Strategy Council—a Washington-based organization, under the chairmanship of Ray Cline, former Deputy Director of the CIA, who maintains very close ties with the U.S. Intelligence community. The “white paper” describes the foreign and domestic uses foreseen for laser weapons, isotropic radiators, infrasound, non-nuclear electromagnetic pulse generators, and high-power microwave emitters.

      The term, “non-lethal,” used to describe this technology is misleading. The energy emitted from all of these weapons can kill when appropriately amplified. At lower levels of amplification, they can cause extreme forms of physical discomfort and debilitation.

      The Department of Army (DA) identifies these same weapons as “non-conventional.” They were so identified in an exhibit at a DA-sponsored symposium on “The Soldier As A System,” in Crystal City, VA, on June 30, 1992. Beta wave incapacitators were separately mentioned during the symposium as being of particular interest to the U.S. Marine Corps.

      We discussed these “non-conventional” directed-energy weapons with Mr. Vernon Shisler, manager of the exhibit and the Army’s delegate to NATO in matters pertaining to “The Soldier As A System.” Mr. Shisler acknowledged not only that directed-energy weapons are in DoD’s arsenal, but also that the American soldier will remain vulnerable to their effects, should they be employed in the battlefield.

      The U.S. Global Strategy Council recognizes the issue of vulnerability, as well, and urges ongoing research into effective countermeasures.

      Interested readers may want to send for the U.S. Global Strategy Council’s complete project proposal on this subject: (Title: Nonlethality: Development of a National Policy and Employing Nonlethal Means in a New Strategic Era, prepared by Janet Morris). A number of references in this Proposal to unidentified, elusive “enemies” of the U.S. Government and to the potential domestic applications of this “non-lethal” technology invite serious consideration by the public at large.

      The Council’s address is 1800 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006, (202) 466-6029.


All news to me.

Gerry Duffett

Toronto / Ontario / Canada



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Re: Existing Directed Energy Arsenal
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2006, 01:09:55 PM »
this is what the air force wants to try out on US citizens...