Friday, June 25, 2010


Three years ago, journalists Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington embedded in Afghanistan with a platoon of the U.S. Army, and over the course of one year filmed soldiers on patrol, under attack and during the boredom in between. Junger talks about why he risked his life to make Restrepo, which opens this weekend.

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Comments [2]

shaun from nyc

and a review of the companioin book to Restrepo by Junger, "War."

Jul. 21 2010 09:27 AM
Frank Lee, from Laguna Hills, CA

My kudos to Sebastian Junger for this excellent piece about journalists embedded with combat units. As a former Marine combat photographer in Viet Nam, Junger's account of his experience -- and more importantly, his opinion about stopping war cannot be further from the truth. My only regret is that we didn't have people like him in Viet Nam to tell this kind of story. Instead of trying to understand the American soldier and the psychic of war, everyone was filming body counts.

Frank Lee, SSgt of the Marines
Vice President, USMC Combat Correspondents Assn. Los Angeles

Jun. 27 2010 09:32 PM

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