The debate about Britain’s continued membership of the EU was not only flippant but downright ignorant, and dangerously so. And it exposed profound gaps in the public’s understanding of and interest in national security issues.
Britain’s EU referendum debate has been largely self-focused; with the exception of increasingly shrill warnings about increasing waves of migration from Central Europe - there has been no discussion of the implications of the result on relatively new EU member states.
Laser weapons have dominated futuristic weaponry in science fiction for decades, whilst the military has used lasers as range finders and to designate targets for guided weapons since the Vietnam War. Due to ongoing improvements in optics, power generation and control systems, the use of lasers to generate lethal effects is becoming a reality