Nonlethal Weapons and Capabilities

Nonlethal Weapons and Capabilities

by Graham T. Allison
     
 

By providing an intermediate option between "don't shoot" and "shoot," the Task Force observes, nonlethal weapons (NLW) have enormous potential in the new military roles of modern combat. Wider integration of existing types of NLW into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have helped to reduce the damage done by widespread looting and sabotage after the cessation of… See more details below

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By providing an intermediate option between "don't shoot" and "shoot," the Task Force observes, nonlethal weapons (NLW) have enormous potential in the new military roles of modern combat. Wider integration of existing types of NLW into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have helped to reduce the damage done by widespread looting and sabotage after the cessation of major conflict in Iraq. This Independent Task Force report on Nonlethal Weapons and Capabilities finds that incorporating these and additional forms of nonlethal capabilities into the equipment, training, and doctrine of the armed services could substantially improve U.S. military effectiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876093412
Publisher:
Council on Foreign Relations
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Task Force Report (Council on Foreign Relations) Ser.
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.20(d)

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