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Military-tech forum transcript now available

May 26, 2009 _ 12:45 / Caitlin McNally / comments (0)

Our live forum on "Our 21st Century Military" is now over. Thank you to all of the panelists for their insightful commentary, and thank you to all of our readers for contributing thoughtful questions. In case you missed the discussion, you can read the transcript here. Just click "replay" on the Cover It Live window.

We were joined by Lt. Gen. Robert J. Elder, commander of the 8th Air Force, Air Combat Command, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, where he served as the first commander of Air Force Network Operations and led the development of the cyberspace mission for the Air Force; Christian Lowe, award-winning military journalist and current editor of DefenseTech; and Dr. Albert 'Skip' Rizzo, research scientist and professor at the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) and developer of the Virtual Iraq treatment for combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Lt. Gen. Elder is also commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike (JFCC-GS), underneath US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). The JFCC-GS plans and executes strategic deterrence and global strike operations for USSTRATCOM.

The discussion touched on a wide range of topics from cybersecurity to virtual-reality treatment for PTSD to the use of drones and much, much more.

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posted February 2, 2010

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