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U.S. Uses Laser ‘Dazzler’ to Stop Iraqis

The U.S. military in Iraq has begun using a laser device mounted on soldiers’ M-4 rifles to “dazzle” Iraqi drivers who fail to heed warnings to stop at checkpoints, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday. Lt. Col. Barry Venable said the laser device should not be called a weapon because it is not intended to injure. “They are a warning device. They are intended to minimize unnecessary casualties,” particularly among Iraqi civilians, Venable said. Full Story

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