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LESS LETHAL OPTIONS FOR POLICING IRAQ

While keeping the peace in Iraq continues to vex American military planners, less-lethal, high-tech ways of controlling crowds continue to emerge.In addition to the methods discussed here before, Jane's Defence Weekly looks at technologies in the pipeline like:

* The Clear A Space Device, which is similiar to a "flash-bang" grenade, but the effects last up to five minutes long. It would be used to disorient and remove personnel from an enclosed area, like a room or a ship's hold.* The Running Gear Entanglement System, which would stop sea vessels by entangling the propellers.* Drones carrying tear gas or malodorants.* High-powered versions of the tasers currently used by police forces.
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