Wednesday, November 30, 2005

N.M. scientist touts heat-inflicting weapon

By James W. Brosnan
Scripps Howard News Service

November 30, 2005

WASHINGTON - Many American soldiers and Iraqis could have been spared death or injury if the Defense Department had moved faster to develop an energy weapon that gives an enemy the full-body version of a hotfoot, a former Kirtland Air Force Base researcher contends.

"Hundreds, if not thousands, of lives could have been saved if science and technology had been properly applied and used," Doug Beason, an Albuquerque resident and currently director of threat reduction at Los Alamos National Laboratory, said Tuesday at a Heritage Foundation lecture.

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