Technology: Antiriot Weapons

Most scientific contributions to military technology are aimed at future war, a far-off, fast-racing conflict between supersonic bombers, atom-armed missiles and man-carrying spacecraft. But more mundane problems have not been neglected by the men in laboratories. With none of the rocket-boosted publicity that swirls around multimillion-dollar projects, technicians are busily turning out new weapons to use on such nasty contemporary difficulties as riots at home and small-scale insurrection abroad. Behind all these devices is the concept of "necessary minimum force," which means no more power than is necessary to disperse rioters...

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