U.S. military wants to create ‘Iron Man suit’

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

Army Capt. Brian Dowling was leading his Special Forces team through a steep mountain pass in eastern Afghanistan when insurgents ambushed his patrol, leaving two of his soldiers pinned down with life-threatening wounds…

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“When the U.S. military entered the global war on terror, it was infatuated with technology and believed that it wins wars,” said Andrew Bacevich, a retired Army colonel who now, as a Boston University professor, is critical of recent wars. “The experience in Iraq and Afghanistan ought to have destroyed any such expectation, but this [project] suggests it is still true.”

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