Manual lays out Army hopes for electronic warfare - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Manual lays out Army hopes for electronic warfare

Fort Leavenworth_The Army is planning to train 1,500 soldiers and officers in electronic warfare at Fort Sill by September 2010.

The plans are in support of a new Army Doctrine on electronic warfare - a copy of which was obtained by the Associated Press.  It was produced at Fort Leavenworth and will be released tomorrow at an Army conference in Florida.

The doctrine is intended to guide the Army as it moves to protect soldiers against roadside bombs and other nontraditional warfare used by increasingly sophisticated insurgents.  This is the first time since the end of the Cold War that the Army is updating its manual for the electronic battlefield.

The doctrine calls on the Army to develop and deploy directed-energy weapons such as high-powered microwaves, lasers and infrared beams. It also calls for wireless networks and other devices to confuse enemy communication.

Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:32:33 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 4:22 AM EDT2017-10-21 08:22:57 GMT

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

  • Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

    Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:32 AM EDT2017-10-20 10:32:15 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:23 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:23:02 GMT

    Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first...

    Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades.

  • Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

    Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:42:08 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:23 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:23:59 GMT

    Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

    Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

Powered by Frankly