Extended Interview: Ash Carter

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This is an extended audio interview from “Science and Technology in the Military, with Ash Carter” on StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
What will the future armed forces of the United States look like? Neil deGrasse Tyson finds out when he interviews former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter. Learn why DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, was created and how it shares a similar origin story to NASA. You’ll hear about Ash’s scientific background, including his work in quantum chromodynamics, and how he came to believe scientists have a duty to give back or participate in government. He also reveals the two most important things he learned from his science background. Discover why the U.S. will have to reshape its global defense strategy now that contemporary technology is becoming accessible to more nations.

Please note that this is the raw interview, with minor edits made to the original interview by our producer to address recording issues, not content. Enjoy!

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