Why Does Starfleet use Phasers?

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Why Does Starfleet use Phasers?

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The phaser is the offensive choice for the United Federation of Planets. But why does Starfleet place such a high emphasis on this form of technology over disruptors? Especially when most of the other species in the Star Trek universe prefer the latter? Well I think the answer lies in a strange place, the utility and morality of the Federation and the role that Starfleet has to undertake in the name of exploration and protection. From 2151-2370, let's look at what makes phasers stand out over other particle weapons.
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