Lauren Katzenberg

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

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, where he announced that McMaster will be the new national security adviser.
News
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.
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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.
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Entertainment
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.
With the assistance of his interpreter, 1st Lt. Eric Baca (center), a native of Houston, and platoon leader, Quick Reaction Force, Company A, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Lobo, communicates with a local Iraqi leader in Albu Hamad, a small village just outside of Tikrit, Iraq, Dec. 20.
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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.
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News
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.
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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.
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Community
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.
Screenshot of then-Brig. Gen. Louis Antonetti speaking in a DoD video package while visiting troops at a base in Kosovo, March 2009.
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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.
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Humor
This Military Couple’s Wedding Cake Puts All Others To Shame
These newlyweds just set the bar for military-themed wedding cakes.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the Commander in Chief Forum hosted by NBC, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in New York.
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6 WTF Moments From The Commander-In-Chief Forum
There were several times over the course of the event when you just had to ask, “what the f*ck?”
K9 Search Specialist Denise Corliss and her search dog Bretagne in Houston, Texas, Sept. 11, 2002.
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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.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, right, endorses  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Ames, Iowa.
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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.
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Veterans Benefits
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.
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the courthouse Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, after his arraignment hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C.
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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.