[Trigger Warning] Brian Adam Jones is the editor-in-chief of Task & Purpose. He also happens to be a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Brian Jones, a Marine Corps veteran and the editor-in-chief of Task & Purpose, is tired of military leaders' indifference to systemic online sexism. Read more...
Post by Liz Alterman. Talk about bravery! When Barbie Ritzco was 21, not only she was on the verge of being deployed to Afghanistan where she'd be stationed as a sergeant for the U.S. Marines Corps, she was diagnosed with Stage IIIB...Show More Summary
Marines have their own, semi-private Hot or Not on Facebook and Instagram, where they post stolen photographs of female servicewomen, vote "smash or pass," and share their favorite rape and race jokes and memes — often under their own name and rank. Ranting for Now This News, veteran and Task... More »
Despite lingering questions over his eating habits, the Marine Corps promoted its bulldog mascot to corporal.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."
Army Corps of Engineers after researchers found dredging to deepen the port of Miami is burying coral and could destroy the surrounding marine ecosystem for years to come. "All we're asking for is that they follow state and federal law...Show More Summary
Scottie sends us his work on this Paul James Latare fellow who was indeed a Marine (Motor Transport dude) but he wasn’t all of the stuff he tells his friends; About two-and-a-half years in the Corps, and it looks like it was cut short for some reason, but he got out as a Lance Corporal […]
In a jail cell in Mexico sits Andrew Tahmooressi, a former Marine Corps Sergeant who served honorably and survived two combat tours in Afghanistan. For almost five months, Andrew has languished in prison for simply taking a wrong turn into Mexico. Show More Summary
James “Black Knight” Taylor was soldier of fortune. A four-time Bronze Star winner for valor in Vietnam, he saw war in its ugliest form. After being discharged from the Marine Corps, he saw war in its most beautiful form. That form of war was the game of chess. For more than thirty years, he lived […]
The Small Wars Journal has an article on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. Written by Gary Anderson, a retired Marine Corps colonel, it should be of interest to any scholar interested in leadership. The basic question is how the Islamic State suddenly defeated two states on their home turf. Anderson lays […]
Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced the 2014-2015 recipients of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B.
US Marines conduct a Helicopter Support Team exercise. (US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Fiocco)
Navy: "Revisiting the Nuclear Option," by William Spears (Proceedings, August, 2014) "Despite Delays, New US Navy Sub Headed for On-Time Delivery," by Chris Cavas (Defense News, 08/11/14) "Britain's View of Naval Strategy," by Bill Sweetman (Aviation Week, 08/11/14) "Warship 'Survivability'," by Lazarus (Information Dissemination, 08/12/14) "The U.S. Show More Summary
The US Marines practice weapon proficiency during a crew-served weapons familiarization shoot to serve in the Asia-Pacific Region. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor)
So reports The Intercept, the new investigative journalism site led by reporter Glenn Greenwald: According to multiple military sources, a notice has been circulated to units within the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps warning...Show More Summary
As tensions with Russia continue to rise, the US Marine Corp is once again stockpiling heavy armour in climate-controlled Norwegian caves. Bill Sweetman argues that things are looking up for the Royal Navy, with new assets and technologies coming on line. Show More Summary
A US Marine shouts out to his crew during a training mission in the Atlantic. (US Marine Corps photo taken by Lance Cpl. Alex W. Mitchel )
Last weekend, police in San Bernardino County, California, found the body of Erin Corwin, who had been missing from the Twentynine Palms U.S. Marine Corp base since June 28. Corwin's husband, a Marine corporal, works at the base. OnShow More Summary
[Image: "Humvees are stored inside the Frigaard Cave in central Norway. The cave is one of six caves that are part of the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway, which supports the equipping of Marine Expeditionary Brigade consisting of 15,000 Marines and with supplies for up to 30 days." U.S. Show More Summary