June 1986 | LT Col David J. Dean, USAF | Center For Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education | Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama | Source
“The potential applications of artificial electromagnetic fields are wide ranging and can be used in many military or quasi-military situations.
Some of these potential uses include dealing with terrorist groups, crowd control, controlling breeches of security at military installations and antipersonnel techniques in tactical warfare. In all of these cases the EM systems would be used to produce mild to severe physiological disruption or perceptual distortion or disorientation. In addition the ability of individuals to function could be degraded to such a point that they would be combat ineffective. Another advantage of electromagnetic systems is that they can provide coverage over large areas with a single system.” p.251