This is just flat-out cool, and I can think of no one more deserving of having access to this technology first than our magnificent Wounded Warriors:
(via Fox News) – “…A tragic cost of war is that many service members are missing limbs when they come home from combat. The U.S. military is working harder than ever to replace them with prosthetics that work just like the real thing.
The high-tech whizzes at DARPA, the military research arm of the Defense Department, displayed some breakthrough technology for space, ocean, robotics and ground war at a Congressional Tech Showcase in Washington earlier this month…”
Posted in military, war, Wounded Warriors
Tagged bionic, DARPA, Johns Hopkins, military, Six Million Dollar Man, technology, United States, veterans, Wounded Warriors
I’ve avoided discussing the whole “will-he-or-won’t-he” babbling regarding President Obama and Syria until now, choosing to read all of the many rationales for our traipsing into another complex, murky battle. Having digested plenty of arguments, both pro- and con-, I have no choice but to come down firmly on the “No” side.
This isn’t just because there are no clear-cut “good guys” here, although trying to figure out who to root for/against in Syria makes the ’90s Bosnian War look like an old Lone Ranger episode. Nor am I against lobbing warheads into Syria simply due to us conservatives “hating this President“. As a lowly blogger, my decision isn’t even slightly political, even though there are lots of political nuances affecting this vote, on all sides.
Bottom line: I don’t trust Obama’s judgement with this, because I don’t believe HE wants to be there.
And if history has shown us anything, it’s that when the leader of a country doesn’t absolutely want to be IN a conflict, it’s unlikely they’re going to WIN the conflict.
Posted in military, Obama, politics, war
Tagged Iran, Krauthammer, Obama, Peggy Noonan, politics, Russia, Syria, trust, war