James Clark

James Clark is a staff writer for Task & Purpose. He served in the Marine Corps as a combat correspondent from 2008-2012, deploying twice to Afghanistan with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, taking part in the battle of Marjah in 2010, and again in 2011 to Sangin and Kajaki Sofla. He has worked as a print reporter, photojournalist, digital engagement editor, and researcher.

Recent articles from James Clark

Donald Trump, tours the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima during Fleet Week New York City 2009.
Trump Won’t Get The Tanks He Wanted For The Inaugural Parade
A parade of military vehicles through a nation’s capital isn’t just a Russian or North Korean thing anymore. Trump wants to add us to that list.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaks during a ceremony marking Police Day at the police academy in Baghdad, Iraq,
Iraq’s Prime Minister Demands A Full Investigation Into 2003 US-Led Invasion
In a pointed statement to the United States, Iraq’s prime minister told reporters he is demanding a detailed account of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
A YouTube screenshot from a trailer for the upcoming Russian superhero movie "Guardians."
Russia Is Making A Grab For New Territory: The Superhero Genre
A team of outcast superheroes are called upon to save their country. No, we’re not talking about America.
Here’s Scientific Proof That Women Like Tattoos
Thanks to the miracle of science, we finally know why women like men with tattoos.
Gear & Tech
Take Your Nerf-Gun Game To The Next Level With This Video
Looking to relive the glory days of your youth when it was okay to pelt your friends with Nerf darts? Then check out which ones are the most accurate.
A promotional image for the March 2017 reboot of "Power Rangers."
‘Power Rangers’ Is Getting A Dark And Moody Reboot For The Millennial Generation
Is the new "Power Rangers" movie a story of heroism, or something much darker?
Shawn Oliger.
Man Charged With Impersonating A Marine And Collecting $130,000 From The VA
A man claiming to be a U.S. Marine who raked in $130,000 from the VA now faces charges for stealing federal money.
Maria Daume, was born in a Russian prison and brought to Long Island, N.Y., at the age of 4 when she and her twin brother were adopted.
She Was Born In A Russian Prison And Became A US Marine. The Infantry Is Next
Maria Daume was born in a prison in Siberia, Russia, and now she’s a United States Marine headed to the School of Infantry.
David Shulkin, the Under Secretary of Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in New York.
Trump’s VA Pick Is The First Non-Veteran For The Role
Trump announces David Shulkin to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed he’ll be the first non-veteran to fill the post.
A photo of U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment on patrol in Kajaki Sofla, Afghanistan.
I Deployed Twice To Helmand, I Can’t Believe Marines Are Going Back
As 300 Marines head to Helmand province, Afghanistan, history seems ready to repeat itself with the same tragic results.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura talks to reporters at the Warren E. Burger Federal Building and United States Courthouse after a defamation hearing, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Supreme Court Shoots Down Jesse Ventura’s Appeal In $1.8 Million ‘American Sniper’ Verdict
Jesse Ventura’s bid to reinstate a $1.8 million verdict against the Chris Kyle estate was swatted down by the Supreme Court.
A screenshot of Donald Trump Jr. from a YouTube video by Silencer Co.
Trump Jr Wants To Make It Easier To Buy Silencers
Donald Trump Jr. takes aim at laws restricting the purchase of silencers, arguing that easier access to the accessory is a safety concern for shooters.
8 Things You Never Knew About ‘Die Hard’
Here are eight things you never knew about the 1988 holiday classic “Die Hard.”
Sen. John McCain, from Arizona and the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, listens as Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks during a hearing in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.
McCain Slams Mabus For ‘Tinkering’ With Navy Job Titles
John McCain calls out Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus over attempt to drop job ratings, saying it “defied basic common sense.”
Candidates with Lima and India Company, Officer Candidate School (OCS) perform their initial Physical Fitness Test aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia on May 24, 2016.
What You Need To Know About The New Marine PFT
There’s some pretty big changes coming to the Marine Corps’ fitness tests, here’s what you should know.
Why ‘Die Hard’ Is The Greatest Christmas Movie Of All Time
Here’s why the 1988 thriller “Die Hard” is not only a Christmas movie, it is one of the best of all time.
A YouTube screenshot from the trailer for "John Wick: Chapter 2" show's Keanu Reeves reprising his role as the franchise's master assassin.
This New ‘John Wick’ Trailer Is Absolutely Insane
The new trailer for “John Wick: Chapter 2” is packed with the hyper-stylized violence and mayhem we’ve come to expect from the franchise’s master assassin.
A screenshot from a YouTube video by Vsauce3 show's the effects of a paint can hitting a ballistic dummy in a video about the holiday classic "Home Alone."
This Video Shows Just How Deadly The Traps From ‘Home Alone’ Really Are
A new video explains why the burglars from “Home Alone” wouldn’t have made it out of the McCallister house alive.
A screenshot from "Lethal Weapon" shows Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Lethal Weapon’
Here are eight things you never realized about the 1987 action classic, “Lethal Weapon.”