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An American Soldier And Her Afghan Dog

It was getting close to Christmas. Snow was evident on the lower peaks of the Hindu Kush and I was thinking of home while...

A Wounded Iraq War Vet Created A Sculpture. The VA Says...

Marine veteran Bill DeRoche had been encouraged for years to enter an art competition at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Injured in a...

Introducing ‘The Long March With Tom Ricks’

Yes, the Tom Ricks defense column, once hosted by Foreign Policy and known as “The Best Defense,” has moved here to Task & Purpose....

Combat Is No Longer Off The Table For Marines In Afghanistan

The Marines in southern Afghanistan are tasked with helping Afghan security forces from inside the wire, but their commander said it is also possible...

Pics Or It Didn’t Happen: Warfighting In The Age Of Videotaped...

Several years ago, when I was still in the Army, a young private in my company did something highly unusual. (Caution: This is gross.)...

Army Scientists Just Unveiled Their Most Advanced Night Vision Tech Yet

The Army just took a major step forward in reclaiming the night: Scientists recently developed a new process to engineer a material that could revolutionize...