January 29, 2016
Why does the Pentagon need an Iron Man suit?
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Journalist Anna Mulrine
When the head of United States Special Operations Command said recently that he hopes his troops will someday soon be wearing super-light, super-strong exoseletons known affectionately as “Iron Man” suits, it might have sounded like a bit of classic Pentagon excess.
Cool, but outrageously expensive and a bit of a luxury item.
Then Special Forces Operatives like Paul Scharre share their experiences – in Mr. Scharre's case of coming upon a nest of Taliban at dawn in the mountains of Afghanistan – and the request begins to make more sense.
Read the full article in the Christian Science Monitor.