He's not really saying "test" them on the mobs, but "use" them after they've been tested, but before deploying them overseas.
It's hard to claim that US forces are using a "death ray" when you've been zapped by the same thing the last time you started a riot at the G8 meeting.
posted on 09/12/2006 6:49:11 PM PDT
(Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
It's hard to claim that US forces are using a "death ray" when you've been zapped by the same thing the last time you started a riot at the G8 meeting.Details of US microwave-weapon tests revealedVOLUNTEERS taking part in tests of the Pentagon's "less-lethal" microwave weapon were banned from wearing glasses or contact lenses due to safety fears. The precautions raise concerns about how safe the Active Denial System (ADS) weapon would be if used in real crowd-control situations.
The ADS fires a 95-gigahertz microwave beam, which is supposed to heat skin and to cause pain but no physical damage (New Scientist, 27 October 2001, p 26).
SNIP...One person suffered a burn in a previous test when the beam was accidentally used on the wrong power setting.
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