Christian Beekman is a columnist for Task & Purpose. His main focus is on defense and national security topics, particularly in regard to individual warfighter equipment and training. In his free time, he plays and writes about games, and tries to stay active by playing airsoft.
Recent articles from Christian Beekman
Colt Defense’s Bankruptcy Marks A Changing Small Arms Industry
As Colt Defense rethinks itself yet again, the question remains whether it can be resurrected with the current state of the industry.
The Next Great Military Techno Thriller Has Finally Arrived
The new novel, “Ghost Fleet,” tackles what the next big world war will look like based on key trends playing out today in the defense and policy arena.
Banning Federal Weapons For Police Doesn’t Solve The Cultural Problem
The 1033 program, for all the potentially useful gear it could offer, does not provide a police agency with what is most important to policing.
Why Russia’s New Tanks Are A Wake-Up Call For The US
Russia’s recently unveiled T-14 Armata main battle tank could mean big problems for the U.S. in future confrontations. Here’s why.
The Army And Marine Corps’ Ammo Debate Is About More Than Bullets
The procurement clash over the Army’s M855A1 and and the Corps’ Mk318 ignores a fundamental truth about combat shooting.
Here’s How To Turn The M4 Into The Ultimate Infantry Rifle
It’s time for the M4 to evolve.
The Upgraded AC-130 Gunship Embraces The Old And The New
New gunships revisit an old weapon.
Vets Who Want To Fight ISIS Can Learn Something From Old Fights In The African Bush
Americans going to battle ISIS is a throwback to post-Vietnam brush wars.