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
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 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.
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.
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.
‘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?
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.
Joining the Military
‘Enlisted Military’ Named Most Stressful Job In The World
Being enlisted in the military is stressful as f*ck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.