Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation (HEMI) Use in the Military/Applicability Across the Full Spectrum of Operations
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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HEMI is currently fielded in each of the military branches of the armed forces but in a limited way that is mostly constrained to military policing type functions. The technology itself, like all non-lethal systems, is not without its risks and limitations. HEMI technology does not substitute for lethal force when that need exists however, it does give the warfighter an ability to incapacitate without the strategic implications that occur from wrongful death or serious injury when deadly force is used. The technology has a place in any situation of uncertainty, especially in a counterinsurgency. Every individual involved in normal combat operations should be issued a HEMI system, as it can have positive use no matter the type of battlefield. HEMI technology will give our front line warrior better tools to effectively carry out their job and positively contribute to the strategic goals of the United States.
- Defense Systems
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics