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Hooked on Camaraderie? Why Wartime Soldiers Re-Enlist

Complete video at: Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and War, speculates on what compels soldiers to return to combat. While the adrenaline rush of war plays a role, he says, soldiers often long for a strong sense of wartime camaraderie that they don't find in civilian life. ----- Sebastian Junger, the author who brought us The Perfect Storm, explores the harsh realities of soldiers dealing with war and combat. For 15 months, Junger followed a single platoon through its tour of duty in Afghanistan's dangerous Korengal Valley. Through the harrowing experiences of the young men he joined, Junger examines the physical and mental strength needed to fight, serve and survive on a daily basis. This experience also led to his documentary "Restrepo." - Commonwealth Club of California Sebastian Junger is an American author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker, most famous for the best-selling book The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea. His most recent book is War.
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