James LaPorta

James LaPorta

James LaPorta is a journalist based in Jacksonville, North Carolina. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Military Times and Mic News among others. A veteran of the war in Afghanistan, James is a former U.S. Marine infantry squad leader and intelligence cell chief.

Recent articles from James LaPorta

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Entertainment
Can Shia LeBeouf Convey The Trauma Of Combat?
In new movie, “Man Down,” Shia LaBeouf delivers a haunting performance as a Marine dealing PTSD.
Muslims in the military
Community
The Ugly, Un-American Rise Of Islamophobia
Since 9/11, Islamophobia has exploded in the United States. This Marine vet shares why it’s patently un-American.