At the time this article was being developed,
many people expressed disbelief that energy weapons existed outside of
science fiction until they were reminded of the Star Wars Program, also
known as the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)*. The name of this
article was chosen as a reminder that energy weapons do exist and have
been developed over 100 years.
Figure 65. Map of lower Manhattan shows the WTC and FDR Drive a half mile or more apart. Arial view of lower Manhattan.