Lauren Katzenberg is the cofounder and managing editor of Task & Purpose. She sits on the editorial board of War on the Rocks, a foreign policy web magazine, and is also a Defense Council member at the Truman National Security Project. Prior to launching Task & Purpose, Lauren spent two years in Afghanistan working with local filmmakers and journalists.
Recent articles from Lauren Katzenberg
5 Powerful Lessons That Gen McMaster Brings To The White House
Here are five quotes that express the leadership and insight Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster brings to the White House.
Family & Relationships
Sorry, But Research Shows Marriage Is Better For Men Than Being Single
Here are three findings that show married guys are better off compared to single guys.
Andre The Giant Will Be Memorialized In Upcoming HBO Documentary
The lovable giant will be the focus of a new documentary collaboration between WWE, HBO, and Bill Simmons Media Group.
Falcons’ Awesome Season Is Due To Lessons They Learned From The Navy SEALs
The Atlanta Falcons got a taste of Navy SEAL training.
This Player Needed Permission From His CO To Play In The Super Bowl This Weekend
This New England Patriots player had other plans this weekend.
What Trump’s Travel Ban Means For Iraqi Interpreters Who Served Alongside US Troops
Task & Purpose spoke to Matt Zeller, an advocate for Afghan and Iraqi interpreters, about what Trump’s travel ban means for Iraqis who supported troops during the U.S. war effort.
Here’s A Look At The Fort Lauderdale Shooter’s Now-Disabled Instagram Account
Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old identified in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, served in the Army National Guard and posted Instagram photos from his deployment to Iraq before the account was taken down.
14 Tweets That Show How Wrecked We All Are Over Carrie Fisher’s Death
Carrie Fisher: too good for this world.
Army Ranger Turned Santa Says Holding This Dying Child Is The Hardest Thing He’s Ever Done
A former Army Ranger faced the heartbreaking task of meeting a terminally ill child who wanted to see Santa before he died.
After His Brother’s Tragic Death, This Vet Pledged His Life To The Air Force
Ed Woodward shared his life story at Got Your 6's fourth annual Storytellers event in New York City.
General In Charge Of CA National Guard During Bonus Fraud Also Kept Sex Offender On The Job
Retired Brig. Gen. Louis J. Antonetti oversaw the California National Guard from 2007 to 2010, during which time there was a pattern of mismanagement and failed leadership within the ranks.
This Military Couple’s Wedding Cake Puts All Others To Shame
These newlyweds just set the bar for military-themed wedding cakes.
The Last Living 9/11 Search Dog Receives Final Salute Before Her Passing
16-year-old Bretagne was laid to rest on Monday after a long and wonderful life as a search-and-rescue dog.
Army Vet Shuts Down Palin’s Claim That Her Son’s Violent Behavior Is Due To PTSD
Army vet Nate Bethea took to Twitter Wednesday night explaining why Sarah Palin shouldn’t excuse her son’s violent behavior by alleging he has PTSD.
3 Things You Need To Nail Your VA Disability Claim
There are three elements that must be included in every VA disability claims file. Make sure you have them.
My Ongoing Personal Conflict With Serial’s Bergdahl Coverage
Serial’s reporting of Bergdahl’s survival leaves me feeling deeply conflicted because I can’t ignore how he was captured.
RECAP: Bergdahl’s Years Of Captivity Detailed In Serial, Episode 4
Here's a recap of Serial's fourth episode that explains Bowe Bergdahl's final four years of captivity.
Bergdahl And Taliban Fighters Recount His Kidnapping In Serial Episode 2
Episode 2 of Serial presents the stories of what happened in the days and weeks after Bergdahl walked off his post.