'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Secret Weapon Blues

The Pentagon is about to test a new non-lethal weapon that uses super loud sounds to injure its targets, says the LA Times. The scary thing about experimental non-lethal weapons is that since no one gets killed you get the feeling they're itching to use the things and will do so without much cause -- never mind that this device can cause deafness and "cellular damage." As the LA Times story concludes

Is actual combat in a foreign country the appropriate place to test a new weapon? Apparently, we are about to find out.

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