Weapons like these create enormous danger in terms of defeating powerful and good social movements and maintaining the status quo. Some would argue that the answer is less government, but less government invariably means that the military becomes a proportionately larger entity. U.S. military unveils âActive Denialâ heat ray weapon | The Raw Story A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere â this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week. âYouâre not gonna see it, youâre not gonna hear it, youâre not gonna smell it: youâre gonna feel it,â explained US Marine Colonel Tracy Taffola, director the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, Marine Corps Base Quantico, at a demonstration for members of the media. The effect is so repellant, the immediate instinct is to flee â and quickly, as experienced by AFP at the presentation.