Sebastian Junger: On Combat New and Old

November 2010
Military History;Nov2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p14
An interview with Sebastian Junger, author of the book "War," about the experiences of soldiers in the U.S. Army's 2nd Platoon, 503th Infantry Regiment, fighting in the Korengal Mountains in Afghanistan, is presented. Junger describes the choreography of close combat in Afghanistan, and emphasizes the role of individuals in affecting a battle's outcome. He also explains the psychological impact of the conflict on the soldiers in the regiment, stressing not only the traumatic aspect but also the strong emotional bonds formed during combat.


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