News Briefings

DoD News Briefing

Thursday, November 5, 1998 - 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Capt. Mike Doubleday, USN, DASD (PA)
............... Q: Any update on that Bosnia laser incident you mentioned Tuesday?

A: No. I really don't have any update. I'll see if we can get anything for you on the sergeant medically. As I mentioned on Tuesday, the injuries were minor. The sergeant on Tuesday was, as I recall, still wearing sunglasses. There has, to my knowledge, been no definitive answers to the source of the laser.

Q: You mentioned Tuesday that you believed that you were leaning away from these little hand-held toys as the source of this. Can you say why? Was it because of the range involved or the damage that was done?

A: The individuals who have looked into the matter believe that the strength of those toys is not such to have been able to cause the eye irritations that occurred with the chief warrant officer and the sergeant.


Press: Thank you.