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The utility of nonlethal weapons in irregular conflicts, peacekeeping, and humanitarian operations is more than theoretical.
Based on deployed experience to Iraq and Afghanistan, common themes in COIN literature, and knowing that we are predisposed as a culture to view the enemy situation in lethal terms, the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) (10th MTN DIV (LI)) G2 section established an out-of-hide, non-modified Table of Organization & Equipment (MTO&E) analytic section prior to our deployment to Iraq to provide intelligence support to nonlethal operations (INSLO).
To answer this question, it is important to understand the nature of nonlethal weaponry, the solutions nonlethal weapons might provide during asymmetric conflict, the novelty of medicalized weapons and the kind of harm they can cause, and the obligations that medical ethics places upon medical workers asked to help develop these weapons.
DOD started to pay more coherent attention to nonlethal weapons in 1995 during Operation United Shield, the effort where U.
In addition to the new $27 million in aid to the opposition council, the department also said it would step up deliveries of nonlethal assistance to moderate commanders in the rebel Free Syrian Army.
The Defender takes the F4 Tactical pepper spray dispenser and turns it into a totally nonlethal personal defense system.
The settlement of a lawsuit from conservation groups forced Oregon to create the rules for using nonlethal controls on wolves before lethal control can be considered.
While the United States, Britain and other Western countries have called on Assad to resign and have supported the opposition with nonlethal aid, they have not explicitly stated they would recognize a provisional government formed by Assad's array of political enemies.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- The United States provided the Syrian opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad with $25 million of nonlethal assistance, Department of State Patrick Ventrell said.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, stressed in statement to the AP that the United States has already providing nonlethal aid to the armed groups in Syria but not military assistance.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Tuesday that it will suspend the killing of burros in the park and work with the Humane Society of the United States to find nonlethal methods of removing the animals.
2) Given the complexities of irregular warfare and the likelihood that it will continue to dominate near-term operations, the development and deployment of nonlethal weapons (NLWs) may result in an increased capability at a lower risk to noncombatants and deployed forces.