Lt. Col. John B. Alexander, "The New Mental Battlefield: 'Beam Me up, Spock'," Military Review, Vol. LX (December 1980)
It has been suggested that whoever makes the first major breakthrough in this field will have a quantum lead over his opponent, an advantage similar to sole possession of nuclear weapons.
Clearly, advances in any of the aforementioned areas will add new dimensions to the battlefield.
...Clearly, psychotronic weapons already exist; only their capabilities are in doubt.
That is not to say that problems do not exist with the weapons and the concepts. At the present time, unpredictable systems failure and difficulty in controlling testing are major weaknesses.
The information presented here will be considered by some to be ridiculous since it does not conform to their view of reality, but some people still believe the world is flat. Other readers may view this as a conservative approach because such controversial areas as hyperspatial transmitters or Tesla wave generators have not been addressed.
...Additionally, there is a need to provide leaders at all levels with a basic understanding of weapons systems they may encounter in the not too distant future.