Sebastian Junger, the good looking guy with the manly-man jaw and intense gaze, spent five months in the crossfire in Afghanistan, but he never shot a gun. He did shoot tons of footage for his documentary and took plenty of notes for his Vanity Fair article, which eventually became a book. But he was there to experience the time between the firefights and to have the talks with the young men who were on the front-lines dealing with the real issues members of the military face day after day.
His newest book, “WAR,” is about his time embedded with the a U.S. Army platoon in a remote outpost in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. It's the same platoon and timeframe that resulted in the award-winning documentary, Restrepo and his magazine features.