New report directs attention at directed energy weapons

Given the officially secretive nature of America's sprawling military presence around the world and its domestic support bureaucracy, the U.S. public is often left in the dark as to what kind of new weapons of war its tax dollars are paying to develop. In the case of things like "high powered microwave" weapons, this "makes … Continue reading New report directs attention at directed energy weapons

Army outlines future electronic warfare, cyberspace plans

Most observers seem to agree that future conflicts around the world will involve greater use of electronic and cyber warfare. A new document published this month, titled The U.S. Army Concept for Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Operations 2025-2040, offers some insight into how military planners are currently looking at this issue. "This document describes how the … Continue reading Army outlines future electronic warfare, cyberspace plans

U.S. diplomats suffered ‘brain injury’ from sound weapon in Cuba

Recent revelations that U.S. diplomats in Cuba were allegedly targeted with some kind of "sonic weapon" of mysterious origin appear even more alarming this week, as reports emerge that the victims had received diagnoses as serious as "mild traumatic brain injury," beyond the previously reported symptoms such as hearing loss. The acoustic attacks on ten … Continue reading U.S. diplomats suffered ‘brain injury’ from sound weapon in Cuba

NDAA includes increased funding for directed-energy weapons

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the annual military authorization bill signed by President Obama last week, reportedly includes an increase of more than 50 percent in funding for development and procurement of "directed-energy" weapons. Funding for this category of weapon -- which includes lasers, but also controversial "pain ray" crowd control devices -- has … Continue reading NDAA includes increased funding for directed-energy weapons