Boothby fears that technology which deceives the enemy in certain ways could be illegal if one party uses stealth abilities to appear as a non-combatant by making his weapon invisible and uses that appearance to gain a deadly advantage.
“A combatant whose weapon is rendered invisible by its coating is arguably not complying with the minimal requirements [of carrying a weapon openly],” Boothby claims.
Legal experts were concerned with invisibility cloaks and armour and had nothing to say about the countless number of wars raging throughout the lands in which countless civilians were being massacred.
Were those deaths a violation of the Geneva Convention?
Even more ironic were that invisibility cloaks had been in the field for several years now at least with evidence that we could prove. Why the sudden interest in MetaMaterials was the real question to ask?