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New Laser Weapon

New Laser Weapon

A new laser device is being deployed by the U.S. military in Iraq. In a test program, M-4 rifles are being fitted with a laser attachment that can project an intense beam of green light capable of temporarily blinding drivers, who don't heed warnings to stop. While the intent is to save lives, usage of the "non-lethal" weapon has raised human rights issues. Read more in this article(1) by James Rainey of the LA Times.

1. http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-fg-laser18may18,1,5155747.story

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