We may never know whether Cuba attacked American diplomats with microwave weapons — but we do know similar devices exist.
The U..S Department of Defense’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, along with a host of private arms companies, has spent decades testing everything from long-range wireless Taser bullets to sonic guns that can disable a car engine from 150 feet away.
The one requirement: These weapons must emit less than 10,000 joules, the amount of energy it takes to kill a person. Bombs incite wars, the thinking goes — but North Korea miiight forgive the “accidental discharge” of a directed-energy laser pulser (also, as it happens, in the works).
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