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10 books for Marines who want to learn how to read good
Think of it as a supplement to the Commandant’s Professional Reading list, only Marines may actually want to read these items.
The best gifts for sci-fi war nerds
Santa's about to hot drop into enemy blaster fire.
The best military books we read this year
Here’s a brief list of some of the best books we read here at Task & Purpose in the last year.
A Marine’s new book is a ‘deeply lyrical account’ of infantry life in the Post 9/11 age
If there is such a thing as literary justice, you will eventually find Tellessen’s truth shelved alongside Sledge and Leckie and O’Brien.
Everything right and wrong with the mortar trooper from ‘The Mandalorian,’ according to a Marine mortar platoon commander
A long time ago, in a mortar platoon far, far away.
The ‘Greatest Beer Run Ever’ is getting a war movie made about it
“I said, ‘Chickie Donohue, what the hell are you doing here?’ He said, ‘I came to bring you a beer.'”
How ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ revealed an actual problem with the F-35
"I was really struck by the fact that they predicted the F-35 getting hacked."
Why ‘In The Army Now’ is the most realistic military movie ever made
Here's what the film gets right.
The insane heroism of Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman is getting a movie
"John’s actions saved all of us."
Microdrones, AI, and VR glasses: A sneak peek into the future of war and how we’ll train for it
Getting the education aspects of 'future-ready' right couldn’t be higher.
That one scene in ‘Heat’ that gave audiences the most realistic firefight in movie history
It is one of the greatest on-screen examples of fire and movement.
Lloyd Austin once told this story of incredible battlefield bravery that you can watch on Netflix
Nobody drops knowledge bombs like the Secretary of Defense
New movie ‘Cherry’ tells the true(ish) story of an Iraq War vet who became a bank robber
"On a very basic level, it isn’t what happened to me."
Meet the soldier who’s going to write the next ‘Superman’ comic
"It's definitely a huge responsibility that I take extremely seriously."
What this Looney Tunes painting can teach us about the Global War on Terror
What's up with counterterrorism, doc?
We spoke with the Marine from this viral Inauguration Day photo with Lady Gaga
"She genuinely wanted to do well that day, she wanted to sing the national anthem for all Americans."
12 military books we’d love to see adapted to movies and TV shows
Matterhorn. About Face. The Last Stand of The Tin Can Sailors... the list goes on.
Why 2005’s ‘Battalion Wars’ is still my favorite video game ever
When it comes to video games, I peaked 15 years ago.
Why ‘Die Hard’ is the greatest Christmas movie of all time
Editor's note: This article was originally published on December 21, 2016
Which is the better Christmas action flick: ‘Die Hard’ or ‘Lethal Weapon’?
Editor's note: This article was originally published on December 24, 2015.
A bunch of Marines and Ospreys may be appearing in ‘Mission: Impossible’
“Participation in this film will showcase the Marine Corps as a disciplined, professional, ready force."
CBS is developing a series based on the futuristic ‘Burn In’ world of crime-fighting robots
If it's anything like the book, then it'll probably be worth watching.
Netflix’s ‘Outside The Wire’ brings us a militarized ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ for the GWOT era
It probably won't win any awards, but it might keep you entertained.
Liam Neeson plays a Marine vet battling Mexican cartel thugs in new action flick ‘The Marksman’
"I was in the Marine Corps, so I suggest ya'll turn around and adios."