I have recently been looking into the differences (both economically amd manpower-wise) between Russia and the United States of America. I was looking on the Gale learning center and I found these two documents pertaining to technological advancements the US has made in the span of the last twenty years.
The first document, which was from 2003, details a Pentagon report on how the Us has developed a non-lethal counter-personnel directed energy weapon which discharges a millimeter wave of direct energy designed to make the enemy feel heat compensation and give up without violence. I found this interesting and while I have not seen this in use, it would be neat to see this in action.
The second document, which is from 2011, details the development of IED-detection devices and how they US is still trying to develop better ones. They talk about the “invisible war” in Iraq that was an unseen war for the electromagnetic spectrum in which the insurgents use phones and garage door openers to set off the IEDs from safe distances. The US developed top secret technology to interfere with these devices and these weapons were kept absolutely top secret, so secret that even the soldiers denied their existence.
source 2- http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=T006&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=MultiTab&searchType=BasicSearchForm¤tPosition=3&docId=GALE%7CA260089150&docType=Audio+file%2C+Broadcast+transcript%2C+Interview&sort=RELEVANCE&contentSegment=&prodId=LitRC&contentSet=GALE%7CA260089150&searchId=R4&userGroupName=salt89600&inPS=true
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