General Dempsey Visits DARPA

Story by Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 

140130-D-VO565-009Wonder and inspiration marked my first visit as Chairman to DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  The folks who brought us the Internet and stealth technology are hard at work today on issues as diverse as secure communications and advanced prosthetics.  They continue to amaze me. Their contributions to our force are even more crucial now.

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DARPA director Arati Prabhakar and I talked about the complex environment in which we will have to fight in the future.  Given the global spread of technology, we have to work harder to maintain our battlefield edge.  We must focus on affordable innovation. And we must be ready, when advances in technology demand it, to embrace new ways of operating, even if they depart sharply from the familiar.  This is the only way we can overcome adversaries who have adopted for themselves technologies the U.S. military pioneered in the past.

140130-D-VO565-010Several of DARPA’s most breathtaking recent advances have come in the field of warrior care.  A team working at the interface of neurology and robotics has designed a prosthetic arm that moves naturally in response to brain signals.  Allowing those who have lost a limb to move a prosthetic with their thought alone is yet another instance of DARPA making the impossible possible.  I salute the work they are doing, and plan to visit again soon.

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  • apinhellgod

    Arati is so very different. She is so beautiful.

  • apinhellgod

    Amazing to me to see her.

  • apinhellgod

    When at first time to talking with her, I know what I feel.

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    the new enemy are the 666 tv sex rev made young,who were never an issue during no future cold war era

  • lewis cook

    Where is the old us military who remember ww3 no future era why does the tv made ww3 bb gen offspring take all now? i shook gods hand 1986 thus cold war ended i was us army usmc 1979+1982 and i get 842 per month us govt check so all on us payroll acxtive and retired should be dropped to 842 a month,do you agree?

  • Vlad Lm

    Технологии спасут мир!

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