Directed energy weapons (DEW)

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Directed-Energy Weapons
By David Ruppe, Global Security Newswire, Friday 16 August 2002. Possible U.S. use against Iraq, bypassing the traditional Pentagon approval process, could threaten international regimes. Concern that the weapons might cause unnecessary human suffering or destroy civilian infrastructure, which is prohibited by an international arms control agreement.
DEWs and E bombs used in Iraq?
By Indira Rai-Choudhury,, 31 December 2004. System-killing beams of energy DEW may soon rival or replace conventional explosive munitions, if their worth is proved in Iraq. The DEWs likely to see their initiation in Iraq are High-Power Microwave (HPM) devices. oToday's HPMs obtain their energy from a conventional explosion whose kinetic energy is converted into a radio-frequency weapon. Hailed as non-lethal; actual civilian impact.
South Korea to make electromagnetic bombs
UPI, 27 July 2006. South Korea plans to produce its own electromagnetic pulse bombs, similar to those used by the United States to knock out Serbian power during the Kosovo war. South Korea claims it is non-lethal. Pulse bombs would be useful in incapacitating North Korea's underground military bases near the border in the event of war.