Nonlethal weapons : war without death / David A. Morehouse

Author:  Morehouse, David, 1954-
Publisher: Praeger

Physical Description:

xii, 142 p. : ill. 25 cm.


Nonlethal weapons.


Presenting alternative methods of conflict resolution, this examination of the philosophy of peace presents nonlethal weaponry as a solution to the destructiveness of war. Conventional lethal weapons and weapons of mass destruction evolved into an unprecedented 900 billion dollar a year defense industry. This industry and its war makers have taken the lives of an estimated 170 million human beings in this century. A new approach appropriate to the new world order must be found. This study provides a historical analysis of weapons and forces in this century and traces the development of nonlethal technologies and weapons. It is the first work to present nonlethal weaponry in the framework of recognizable scenarios based on current world events that show the applicability of current available nonlethal weapons and technology to serve as a force to be reckoned with in a highly politicized world. Morehouse argues that nonlethal weapons and technology could and should become forces for peace in the 21st century.


Location: Reading Room
Call No. U795 .M67 1996
Barcode: 26616

Status: Non-circulating