Then-U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, speaks to members of Special Operations Task Force-South East in Camp McCloskey, Logar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2013.
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Retired Adm McRaven Explains Why Officers Don’t Always Make The Best Politicians
Task & Purpose spoke with the former JSOC commander about war, politics, writing about conflict, and women in the Navy SEALs.
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Veterans In Government ‘Get Stuff Done,’ Says SEAL-Turned-Congressman
Scott Taylor, a former Navy SEAL, now serves the 2nd District of Virginia in his first term as a congressman.
James Mattis is sworn in as Defense Secretary by Vice President Mike Pence.
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Read Mattis’ Rousing Memo To The DoD
After his confirmation, Defense Secretary James Mattis wrote a memo to his new department.
Naval vessels from five nations sail in parade formation for a rare photographic opportunity at sea.
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Carrying ‘A Big Stick’ Isn’t Enough — America Has To Use It
National security expert Eliot Cohen suggests that soft power isn’t always enough.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies dinner  and meeting in Washington, D.C., October 4, 2012.
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Leon Panetta On Why Civilian Control Of The Military Is Important
In an exclusive interview with Task & Purpose, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains why it’s important for civilians to maintain control of the military.