as a Weapon?
|By Michele Norris
17— In one scene from the movie Patton, the
demands of his military chaplain “I want a prayer … a weather prayer.
see if we can’t get God working with us on this thing.” We now live in
an age of such advanced technology, that rather than just praying for
weather, it may one day be possible to control it.
Consider what might happen on some battlefield of the future where the U.S. military could gain a tactical advantage by changing the weather. There are several ways they might try to do that. One way would be to create rain that turns battlefields into mudbaths in order to immobilize enemy troops and enemies. Another is by triggering lightning storms over airfields to keep hostile aircraft on the ground. Yet another possibility would be to burn through a heavy fog by firing lasers to give U.S. fighter pilots a better view of enemy targets. An Air Force research paper called “Owning the Weather in 2025” predicts that weather modification could reshape battlefields.
Bars Weather Manipulation
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