28 August 1984 Directed Energy Beam Weapons
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Proceedings Volume 0474, Electro-Culture 1984; (1984) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942478
Event: 1984 Technical Symposium East, 1984, Arlington, United States
Beam weapons constitute one variety of defensive option currently being explored. Two such devices, the neutral particle beam system and the free electron laser, may offer promising additions to layered defense against nuclear missile attack. Such research and development programs reduce the possibility of a devastating surprise and could stabilize international relations as both adversaries can be expected to pursue these paths.
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Keith Boyer, "Directed Energy Beam Weapons", Proc. SPIE 0474, Electro-Culture 1984, (28 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942478; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942478


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