I am Iron Man, says Obama

02/28/2014 | Slate

Iron Man

President Barack Obama launched a new military materials-science collaboration by claiming that he was "here to announce that we're building Iron Man." He was only half-joking: The Army really is developing an exoskeleton-type suit for its soldiers. "I'm gonna blast off in a second," the president joked. "This has been a secret project we've been working on for a long time. Not really. Maybe. It's classified."

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