U.S. Military Adds Jeff Bezos and Cass Sunstein to Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board

by Michael Krieger
Liberty Blitzkrieg

Earlier this year, when I found out Google’s Eric Schmidt had been named head of a newly created Pentagon board I thought that was creepy enough. It’s gotten creepier.

The Washington Post reports:

The Pentagon’s increasingly eclectic Defense Innovation Advisory Board has reached full strength, with celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos among the latest named to a group that includes some of the private sector’s most successful leaders.

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter established the board in March with Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt as its head. Already, some of the members have spent time with airmen in Nevada and sailors in San Diego, and they’ll meet with other service members Tuesday at Fort Bragg, N.C., and Wednesday in Tampa, at the headquarters of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, Carter said.

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