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.
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.
Read Mattis’ Rousing Memo To The DoD
After his confirmation, Defense Secretary James Mattis wrote a memo to his new department.
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.
LGBT Advocates Liked What They Heard From Mattis
Gen. James Mattis' stance has evolved since 2014.
How An Imperial Officer Evaluates Stormtrooper Performance
Simulations and garrison duty degrade combat performance.
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.
10 Rules To Help Women Entering Combat Arms Succeed
The advice is garnered from the experience of women who have served in combat units in the U.S. as well as some foreign militaries.
Real Leaders Don’t Motivate Their Troops By Being Angry
Getting angry might be emotionally satisfying, but it’s usually ineffective as a means of motivating people.