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Non-Lethal Weapons Program > About > Frequently Asked Questions > Active Denial System FAQs

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Military

From jnlwp.defense.gov

Q1. Why do we need this technology? A1.The Active Denial System is needed because it’s the first non-lethal, directed-energy, counter-personnel system with an extended range greater than currently fielded non-lethal weapons.

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′Now What?′: As France Leaves Mali, the West′s New War Strategy Shows Peril Danger Room Wired.com

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Category: Military

From www.wired.com

Washington’s calculated support in Mali, including intelligence, drones, logistics and cash, enabled French, Malian and allied troops to quickly recapture northern territory from militant forces led by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, a.

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Mali Militants Shift Up Tactics As France′s War Coalition Grows Danger Room Wired.com

Friday, February 1, 2013
Category: Military

From www.wired.com

With or without the Americans, the growing number of warplanes supporting the French-led ground war points to a more intensive, potentially bloodier intervention. If America’s own wars across Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia are any indication, it’s a lot easier to increase a military commitment than to decrease one.

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An Iron Hand in a Velvet Glove: Reclaiming the French art of Statecraft Kings of War

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Category: Military

From kingsofwar.org.uk

France has now been engaged in Mali for two weeks. The intervention seems to be typical of the “French touch” by combining a degree of initial improvisation, the right amount of aggressiveness and a difficult- but so far successful- integration with the lesser advanced African forces.

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Aircraft Carriers in Space - By Michael Peck Foreign Policy

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Saturday, October 6, 2012
Category: Military

From www.foreignpolicy.com

There are a lot of naval metaphors that have made their way into sci-fi. They are analogs, models of ways to think about naval combat. When people started writing about science-fiction combat, it was very easy to say that a spaceship is like a ship that floats on the water.

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Logistics of Getting the Hell Out of Afghanistan

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Category: Military

From www.foreignaffairs.com

By the end of 2014, NATO needs to remove about 100,000 shipping containers full of equipment and 50,000 wheeled vehicles from Afghanistan; it will leave behind any unused fuel. NATO officials point out that in order for all International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) military equipment to be removed from Afghanistan in time, a container would have to leave the country every seven minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, starting now -- a tough order.

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The Pentagon′s New Generation of Secret Military Bases

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Category: Military

From www.motherjones.com

Don′t for a second think that the Pentagon is packing up, downsizing its global mission, and heading home. In fact, based on developments in recent years, the opposite may be true. While the collection of Cold War-era giant bases around the world is shrinking, the global infrastructure of bases overseas has exploded in size and scope.

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Super Silent Owl Drone

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Category: Military

From www.wired.com

For spy tools, drones are pretty easy to spot. And hear, because they’re as loud as a gut-busting rock concert. But now the intelligence community’s research division, Iarpa, plans to start designing a silent drone inspired by quiet, creeping, flying owls.

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Feds Look to Fight Leaks With ′Fog of Disinformation′

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Category: Military

From www.wired.com

In a recent paper for Darpa, the Pentagon’s premiere research arm, researchers say they’ve built “a prototype for automatically generating and distributing believable misinformation … and then tracking access and attempted misuse of it.

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Putin Wants a Darpa of His Own

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Category: Military

From www.wired.com

In recent years, the government has created research agencies for homeland security and energy, modeled after the Pentagon′s mad-scientist wing, Darpa. Now Russia has gotten the bug, too.

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