It makes one think warmly of combat troops patrolling the city streets, armed with electronic crowd control devices.
Especially at times like the present when this economic downturn, and that is being polite, is going to be the catalyst of much unrest, resulting in large and angry crowds.
For that problem there is an electronic warfare solution!
The Army is updating its plans for electronic warfare, calling for more use of high-powered microwaves, lasers and infrared beams to attack enemy targets and control angry crowds.
The Army is in the process of training 1,500 soldiers and officers in electronic warfare at Fort Sill, Okla., by September 2010, giving the military its largest electronic warfare cadre.