Do humans have the right stuff to fight aliens?

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 05, 2012

While we’re being entertained by blockbusters that feature fictional battles with imagined aliens, Foreign Policy takes a look at some very real efforts to develop weapons that could make it a fair fight. From a laser beam designed to “harness the speed and power of light to counter multiple threats,” to high-tech jets that can fly at speeds up to Mach-20, the preparations for the future of war are well underway. We just need to stun the aliens long enough for our bath-salted zombie cannibals to get their hands on them.