Task & Purpose

Known for its wit and fresh looks at topics ranging from the military-civilian divide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Task & Purpose's growing popularity can be traced to its unblinking assessments in a subject matter previously ignored by popular culture.

This Army Veteran Became The Face Of Military Romance Scams. Now He’s Fighting Back

June 4, 2018

In the summer of 2015, Col. Bryan Denny discovered his identify — and face — was being used by online scammers to swindle women around the world out of boatloads of cash. Since then, he's been fending off lovesick women and fighting his way through the internet's underbelly in search of justice.

This Muslim Marine Vet Wants To Change The Way Americans Think About Islam

February 13, 2017

I sat down with Monsoor Shams, the 'Muslim Marine' who appeared on CNN, NPR, and PBS, to hear his story and why someone can be patriot, a veteran, and a Muslim all at once. 

Japan's Failed Balloon Bomb Experiment

July 12, 2016

A history lesson on WWII military technology and how the Japanese tried to take the U.S. by air. 

Norway's ‘Hunter Troop’ Is The World’s First All-Female Special Operations Unit

September 14, 2016

In 2014, the Norwegian military created the world’s first all-female special operations unit — out of necessity.