ABSTRACT

Non-Lethal Weapons: A Synopsis   [open pdf - 109KB]

There has been much publicity regarding the development of non-lethal technologies and the deployment and use of non-lethal weapons (NLW). The purpose of this paper therefore is to examine the concept and utility of NLW in order to inform those involved with Force Development or the sponsoring and directing of research into non-lethal technologies. The paper will not consider low-level tactical procedures nor the rules for the use of NLW. It will however discuss some of the legal implications of their employment. The aim of the paper is to examine the concept and utility of NLW in order to determine their place in (Land Warfare) operations.

Report Number:
Office Of Technology Assessment, OTA-BP-ISS-167
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Date:
1995-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Improving the Prospects for Future International Peace Operations: Workshop Proceedings: http://www.wws.princeton.edu/ota/disk1/1995/9534/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Improving the Prospects for Future Peace Operations: Workshop Proceedings, Chapter 13, pp.115-126
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