Near-future energy weapons? Airborn lasers? Microwave pain beams? Sonic weapons? Directed plasma fields?
Bua-ha-ha-haaaa, mere kindergarten toys! :-) Direct control of the mind beats them all to squeaking pulp (if it works...) This story about a new DHS contract bring back the old specter of Russian psi-weaponry from the forgotten early-90s lore (e.g. see here). Now their research center even has an English website (here), check it out.