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Developing Non-Lethal Weapons: The Human Effects Characterization Process


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Authors: Wesley A. Burgei, Shannon E. Foley, and Lt. Col. Scott M. McKim, USAF

Armed only with lethal force, and facing vehicles that didn’t stop, U.S. warfighters manning a checkpoint in Iraq were left with a difficult choice—engagement with lethal force against an unknown entity or risk being attacked. Tragically, some drivers didn’t comprehend warnings.

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