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Jan. 26, 2007

DoD Shows Off Non-lethal Energy Weapon

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department this week unveiled its first non-lethal, counterpersonnel, directed-energy weapon. The Active Denial System works by emitting a directed beam of millimeter wave

Nov. 28, 2006

Paintball in Baghdad: Why some soldiers are armed with nonlethal ammo

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. – Think of it as a super-charged paintball gun. That’s what some soldiers in Iraq are toting these days to deal with troublemakers on the streets of Baghdad. But there’s

Aug. 12, 2006

Non-lethal packs a punch

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Somewhere between peace negotiations and firefights are activities that consume time and efforts of military personnel. However, Special Operations Training

Aug. 3, 2006

Troops from ex-Warsaw Pact nations visit U.S. barracks at Kaiserslautern

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – At the height of the Cold War, a Russian soldier firing weapons on a U.S. Army base in Germany would have meant World War III was well under way.What a difference about 20

June 21, 2006

Summit, CAPEX highlight EUCOM’s non-lethal alternatives

BOEBLINGEN, Germany – The U.S. European Command showcased its non-lethal weapons program during a summit and capabilities exercise held at area bases here, June 21.This year’s Summit and Capability

June 16, 2006

Troops learn nonlethal crowd-control techniques

BÖBLINGEN, Germany – Sometimes it pays to feel someone else’s pain.“It teaches you what the stuff does, so you don’t put people through something they don’t deserve,” said Pfc. Steven Shepherd after

June 2, 2006

3/11 India trains for non-lethal riot control

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – “Forward, MARCH!”From hundreds of yards down the street, the mob could hear the Marines coming. Outfitted in full riot gear complete with non-lethal weapons as they marched