Laser Weapons not “Almost Ready”

If youâ..re into military technology at all, somewhere in the back of your mind, you want laser guns to happen. Because theyâ..re cool. Han Solo cool. Starbuck cool. James T. Kirk cool.
But wanting something to happen is very different from having it happen. And we are still a ways off â.. like a decade, at the very least, and probably more â.. from deployable laser weapons.
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Which is not the impression youâ..d get from this Space.com article, or the book which it covers, Doug Beasonâ..s The E-Bomb: How Americaâ..s New Directed Energy Weapons Will Change the Way Wars Will Be Fought in the Future.
Defense Tech: Laser Weapons “Almost Ready?” Not!