We just released episode two of Task & Purpose Radio, a new podcast hosted by managing editor Lauren Katzenberg with Marine veteran James Weirick and Army veteran Nate Bethea. Each week, they discuss the Bowe Bergdahl case and how the story is being told through the second season of the podcast Serial.
This week, Weirick offers his take on what to expect from the court-martial. Nate talks about his experience during the initial days of Bergdahl’s disappearance while in Afghanistan. And Lauren shares some apprehensions about Serial’s understanding of military culture.
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If the Pentagon had to take Consumer Math class in high school, they'd flunk.
The U.S. military—correction, the U.S. taxpayer—is spending more money to buy fewer weapons. The reason? Poor acquisition practices, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
"DOD's 2018 portfolio of major weapon programs has grown in cost by $8 billion, but contains four fewer systems than last year," GAO found.
He's an Oklahoman and an Air Force vet, an actor and martial artist. The intensity of his badassery formed the basis of one of the earliest and most ubiquitous internet memes. He's a fictional member of Delta Force and a Texas Ranger, his beard a source of such virile endurance and strength that it makes Samson's biblical mane look like a bouquet of hobo pubes.
Now, Norris will live forever as the ultimate instrument of righteousness: an M1 Abrams tank.