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U.S. May Use 'E-Bomb' During Iraq War

U.S. forces may use a new “e-bomb” during the expected invasion of Iraq as part of a 21st century blitzkrieg designed to render Saddam Hussein’s forces blind, deaf, dumb and incapable of retaliation. The highly classified bomb creates a brief pulse of microwaves powerful enough to fry computers, blind radar, silence radios, trigger crippling power outages and disable the electronic ignitions in vehicles and aircraft. “They would be useful against any adversary that is dependent on electronic systems,” said Loren Thompson, a defense analyst at the Lexington Institute, a think-tank based in Arlington, Va. In modern warfare, electronics undergird virtually every weapon more sophisticated than a rifle or hand grenade. For that reason, Air Force scientists have worked for decades on a practical way of producing powerful but brief pulses of microwaves that can incapacitate electronic equipment without damaging buildings or harming people. Full Story

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