Directed energy weapons have been featured in science fiction for nearly a century, and they’ve been seriously pursued by researchers for at least 50 years. But, only now have targeting, direction, and energy output technologies developed to the point where deployment is a serious option. With the rapid proliferation of asymmetrical tactics as well as missile and UAV technologies, the United States, Israel, and a number of other nations are eager to add these capabilities to their arsenals. What lies ahead? What are the implications? We’ll show you.