Navy ships frustrated by pirates and small-boat attackers could get a new tool to disarm such threats: a nonlethal people zapper. Fifth Fleet commander Vice Adm. Bill Gortney has put out an "urgent need statement" seeking nonlethal weapons to enable cruisers and destroyers to keep small boats at bay.

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