The document itself is startling, though, as are some others I came across in my archives when I was looking for this one.
Again, given some technologies the Air Force has had for years, and their projected goals for the future, it’s not unreasonable to believe that advanced technologies were behind the recent California fires.
Excerpt from the document Technology Horizons discussing Directed Energy Weapons:
“The document “Air Force Directed-Energy Systems Laser-based and high-power, microwave-based DE systems being developed by several nations will play an important role in the strategic context of 2010–30. The success of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) in tracking, targeting, and destroying a representative missile in February 2010 with an integrated, airborne, megawatt-class chemical laser demonstrated the potential of strategic-scale systems. Ground-based lasers are likely to appear for air defense and other roles, as will airborne microwave-based systems that can disable or defeat electronic systems. More recent solid-state laser technologies are enabling tactical-scale systems for potentially revolutionary airborne selfdefense and low-collateral-damage strike capabilities. Emerging fiber laser technologies as well as diode-pumped alkali lasers may allow later versions of such systems to be made even smaller for integration in a much wider set of platforms, including fighters. DE systems will be among the key “game changing” technology-enabled capabilities that enter service during this time frame.” read more…
PDF of the book “Full Spectrum Dominance”: https://christianobserver.net/documents/engdahl-full-spectrum-dominance.pdf