Adam Linehan

Adam Linehan is a senior staff writer for Task & Purpose. Between 2006-2012, he served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army, and is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to joining the T&P team, Adam was a staff editor at Maxim.

Recent articles from Adam Linehan

A photo of some millennial hipster dude with 'SPINACH' tattooed on his knuckles that has been used in tons of articles about millennials.
News
This School Teaches Millennials How To Be Adults And Society Is Doomed
A new school in Portland, Maine is teaching millennials how to grow up, because we’re all ****ed.
Aaron Paul, soon to be star of the Jack Daniel's TV show.
Entertainment
Aaron Paul Set To Play Whiskey Guru Jack Daniel In Upcoming TV Show
Jack Daniel lived a crazy life and got the whole world drunk in the process. Now his story is coming to the silver screen.
Operation: Mountain Sapper
Opinion
Why I Think Lt Clint Lorance Is A Murderer
As Lorance's supporters renew their efforts to petition the White House for a presidential pardon, it's important to remember why he went to prison in the first place.
Joe Harding squares of with Johan Segas
Entertainment
MMA Fighter Knocked Out While Taunting Opponent With Cool Dance Moves
A British fighter got footloose in the Octagon. Then he got a foot to the face.
Joey the attack squirrel
News
Hero Pet Squirrel Savages Burglar To Defend Owner’s Gun Collection
We’re all familiar with attack dogs. Joey is an attack squirrel.
U.S. Army Paratroopers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division secure a helicopter-landing zone during simulated casualty evacuation in a force provider drill at Camp Swift, Makhmour, Iraq, on Jan. 22, 2017. The 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div., deployed to Iraq as part of Combined Joint Force Land Component Command - Operation Inherent Resolve to advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces in their fight against ISIL.
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Conventional US Ground Troops May Be Destined For The War In Syria
The Pentagon has a plan to accelerate the fight against ISIS: deploy conventional ground troops to Syria.
This combination of file photos shows Kim Jong Nam, left, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan, on May 4, 2001, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on May 9, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea.
News
Kim Jong Un’s Half Brother Was Just Taken Out With Poison By 2 Female Assassins
Kim Jong Nam was killed in a brazen attack at an airport in Malaysia. Officials believe his half-brother ordered the assassination.
The B-21
Gear & Tech
Will The New Air Force One Be A B-21 Stealth Bomber?
In response to Trump’s call to “cancel” the Air Force One replacement, a panel of experts has proposed two distinctly different alternatives.
Gen. John Nicholson, commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (Left), congratulates Sgt. 1st Class Brian Seidl, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), after presenting him with the Silver Star award on Fort Carson, Colo., Feb 1, 2017.
News
Green Beret Awarded Silver Star For Actions During Recent Battle In Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Brian Seidl earned the nation’s third highest award for valor during the Battle of Boz Qandahari.
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Humor
A Rip-It Faucet And 4 Other Things The Military Should Add To Its Budget
Pentagon officials want to increase the defense budget by a cool $30 billion. I’m just a guy who spent several years in the Army, but I know exactly how they should spend it.
Elliot Ackerman in Jerusalem
Community
A Silver Star-Recipient Talks About Returning To The Middle East To Write About War
The acclaimed author of “Green on Blue” spoke with Task & Purpose about his new novel, the Syrian refugee crisis, and what draws people back to war.
Flamin' Hot Harambe
News
Someone Just Paid $100,000 For A Cheeto That Looks Like Harambe (RIP)
Turns out there’s a huge market for cheese-flavored, puffed cornmeal snacks that resemble the late, great gorilla (may he rest in peace).
Screen shot from VoteVets ad that recently aired on MSNBC.
News
A Vets Group Just Released An Ad Calling Out Trump, But There’s One Problem With It
VoteVets, a veterans political action committee, has a strong (and misleading) message for the new president.
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Community
After Viral Meme, Can Black Rifle Coffee Company Really Hire 10,000 Veterans?
Evan Hafer, founder of Black Rifle Coffee Company, talks to Task & Purpose about Starbucks’ pledge to hire 10,000 refugees andd why he’s vowed to hire 10,000 veterans.
"ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN" - Sarah Silverman
News
Who’s Actually Listening To Sarah Silverman’s Call For A Coup?
Maybe Sarah Silverman is calling for a coup. Or maybe the media is just giving her too much credit.
Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith, posthumous Medal of Honor recipient with B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Platoon Sergeant Who Repelled Dozens Of Iraqi Troops With A .50 Cal
In 2003, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith almost single handedly prevented Baghdad International Airport from being overrun.
U.S. Navy SEALs in Afghanistan.
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Al Qaeda Was Ready And Waiting For The SEALs On Trump’s First Raid
More details of the SEAL Team 6 raid in Yemen emerge, complicating the picture.
President Donald Trump follows his daughter Ivanka to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.
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Trump Visits Dover To Receive Remains Of First Commando Killed Under His Watch
Today, President Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, suddenly departed the White House en route to Dover. Their destination was initially "off the record."
Signs are displayed Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the bitter weather at an encampment near Cannon Ball, N.D., to protest the Dakota Access pipeline. Some protesters are vowing to stay in the camp despite a Trump administration order that seeks to expedite the pipeline's completion.
News
Army Reverses Decision On Dakota Access Pipeline
Nearly two months after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline, the controversial project is back underway.
Alyssa Elkins
News
Police Department Helps Dying Teenager Fulfill Wish Of Shooting People With A Taser
16-year-old Alyssa Elkins has less than six months to live and her friends and family are determined to help her enjoy it. Even if it hurts.