Task & Purpose

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:56
The Department of Defense has a major gun control problem. On May 26, Amnesty International published a damning report revealing that the United States failed to track more than $1 billion in arms transfers to Iraqi and Kuwaiti security forces as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. The report, based on a now-declassified 2016 DoD audit obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests, shows that terrible record keeping and loose restrictions potentially let weapons from machine guns to mortar rounds fall into the hands of ISIS.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 06:17
An improved doctrine on the use of information operations in North America could greatly improve efforts to curtail the drug cartels in Mexico.
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 06:52
Americans need a transparent account of U.S. defense spending if we hope to have a real discussion about what that spending limit should be.