Laser-pulse projectiles (PEP)

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Ray gun can drop rioters from 2km
By James Reynolds, The Scotsman, 2 March 2005. A ray gun which can deliver a bout of excruciating pain to rioters from a distance of more than two kilometres is being developed by weapons experts in the United States. Potential use for torture.
US military sets laser PHASRs to stun
By Will Knight, New Scientist, 7 November 2005. The US government has unveiled a “non-lethal” laser rifle designed to dazzle enemy personnel without causing them permanent harm. But the device will require close scrutiny to ensure compliance with a United Nations protocol on blinding laser weapons.
A saver weapon, with risks
By James Rainey, The Los Angeles Times, Thursday 18 June 2006. A laser device used in Iraq to temporarily blind drivers who get too close to troops is meant to reduce deaths, but it also raises worries. The experimental use of tactical laser devices by U.S. Marines in Somalia was curtailed at the last minute for “humane reasons,”.