|Guests:||Col. John Alexander, Albert Yelda|
Author and military expert, Col. John Alexander (Future War(1)) joined George this Tuesday night. A long time advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons, Alexander discussed the latest in battle technology as well as developments in the Iraq war. He believes that the implications of this war will last for decades and that "Saddam played things rather masterfully," in a political game that caused splits within the UN and NATO.
"The biggest thing is the millimeter wave system," Alexander said of the latest in military hardware. He described it as a type of long-range beam weapon that if used in anti-personnel mode could attack the skin and cause a high degree of pain. Non-lethal weapons are becoming more popular with law enforcement Alexander said. He mentioned a new type of taser that fires two small darts through the air. Upon contact the darts transmit a powerful electrical pulse. Alexander actually tested the system out with himself as target. Ouch!