Sebastian Junger: Why veterans miss war

May 31, 2014 0 Comments

Civilians don’t miss war. But soldiers often do. Journalist Sebastian Junger shares his experience embedded with American soldiers at Restrepo, an outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley that saw heavy combat. Giving a look at the "altered state of mind" that comes with war, he shows how combat gives soldiers an intense experience of connection. In the end, could it actually be "the opposite of war" that soldiers miss? 

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Sebastian Junger Journalist and documentarian

The author of "The Perfect Storm" and the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Restrepo," Sebastian Junger tells non-fiction stories with grit and emotion. Full bio

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