So this morning Daughter and I were at the breakfast table. We were both tired, and I was reading the paper and on the front was a picture of Libyan rebels with RPGs and a sundry of weaponry. I casually mentioned that I wasn't sure who was funding their acquisition. She asked me the difference between an RPG and a hand grenade. We talked about that for just a bit. She got it. So much for the usual pleasantries.
And then she said something that is a partial truth, but didn't recognize… Continue
Added by Kanani Fong on March 4, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Watch it and see the RESTREPO one!
Just 3 Words
Added by Becca Bryan on February 25, 2011 at 7:52am —
My name is Gastone, I was born in 1962, I got a beloved wife whose name is Daniela, and I'm going to Afghanistan next may to spend a few weeks with our paratroopers in Bala Murghab...
Coincidences. I'm not a journalist, anyway, but a history teacher (Byzantium) and a military historian, preparing a book on guerrilla warfare and western military thought.
I'm going to give a lecture in Verona on february, 9th, organized by our Army. I'll speak about your "War",… Continue
Added by Gastone Breccia on January 27, 2011 at 4:33am —
Ernst Junger wrote "Storm of Steel" about his WW I experiences, which, if I recall correctly, included being wounded 14 times and winning the Pour le Merite. Are you any relation?
Added by Grayal Earle Farr on January 25, 2011 at 11:55am —
"I worry America's continued unhealthy worship of soldiers where support for troops no matter what becomes support for the war." -Jonathon Kim, The Young Turks, Re-think & Review
In his quasi-review (which is less about the film Restrepo
than it is to espouse his own opinion of the war), Jonathon Kim expresses his concern about what he perceives as a lemming-like mindset of those who… Continue
Added by Kanani Fong on December 8, 2010 at 11:10pm —
I attended the DVD launch in West Hollywood the other night. Tim,
Sebastian and soldiers Santana Rueda and Dan Monroe were there for a
Q&A. The soldiers did an excellent job fielding questions. The
crowd was mainly film auteurs, and there were several questions with a
potential political bias.
Q: "If you were President and Vice President tomorrow, what would you do about the war?" Continue
A: "I'd give more resources to the soldiers…
Added by Kanani Fong on December 8, 2010 at 11:00pm —
In Sebastian's book WAR,
he goes into great detail about finding a cup of coffee at COP Restrepo.
"Coffee at Restrepo was a problem because no one drank it so you were more or less on your own in that regard. Certain MREs include packets of coffee, powdered milk, and sugar, but I found it hard to remember which ones they were --as opposed to, say, the breakfast tea or cider mix --and that meant pawing through the… Continue
Added by Kanani Fong on December 8, 2010 at 10:30pm —
I would like to see the video of the demolition of the OP. I could not find the video on You Tube. Can someone give me a link?
Added by Gary Dalzell on December 8, 2010 at 5:28pm —
Dear Sebastian Junger Community!
SKATEISTAN in KABUL
This is a great video about a skate-park in Kabul.
I hope you like it. Enjoy and think about it!
ARROGANT DIPLOMATS and POLITICIANS
And now finally the truth about US… Continue
Added by Peter Haberfehlner on November 29, 2010 at 1:42am —
Dear Sebastian Junger Community!
I would like to add this video
"comparing" Stalin to Hitler
(which is not possible in my view)
and open the discussion:
Worst Criminals/ crimes
of the 20th century? (Mao, Hitler, Stalin?)
of all time???
Alexander the (so called)… Continue
Added by Peter Haberfehlner on November 26, 2010 at 2:00am —
Hey there Sebastian. Tried to get back to where you were last night but as things would have it...that never was able to materialize. I just wanted to let you know that I salute you for puting a face to something which is very difficult to express to people who have not ...Walked The Walk. I felt like I had just taken a long walk back in time after reading the book. It mirrors in so many ways the very same feelings I had from a emotional, social, and psycholical aspect. Right… Continue
Added by Ron Dunning on November 22, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Catch this incredible film via Comcast On Demand!
- HD on Demand
- History and Nature
- NatGeo Channel
I will watch it again even though I don't have HD. Nothing makes me more proud of our troops than watching these awesome American men live and fight in a most dangerous place.
Many, many thanks again to Sebastian and Tim for filming and writing about this particular deployment. Heartfelt… Continue
Added by Becca Bryan on November 19, 2010 at 8:27am —
Added by Carmen Ferreiro on November 14, 2010 at 9:57pm —
A special, warm, supportive and all embracing thanks
to the Veterans who visit this forum and their buddies.
Your service kept me safe in my home and country even though you fought for the man on your right and left.
I often say this but I believe it from the bottom of my heart:
It takes a very certain kind of person to enlist, go far from home and fight. It takes even more of that certain kind of person to come home and face all of… Continue
Added by Becca Bryan on November 11, 2010 at 10:39am —
Added by Becca Bryan on November 9, 2010 at 8:35am —
Sebastian -- I am a clinical psychologist in San Diego, in the middle of reading War. Excellent work! You reference a 1966 Vietnam-Era study about cortisol level for Special Forces troops in anticipation of an attack and then afterwards. I want to use this is some of my training seminars for military PTSD. Can you give me an exact reference for this study so I can go to the source?… Continue
Added by David B. Wexler on November 7, 2010 at 7:44pm —
this interview! And not just because we get to see the incredibly handsome Brendan O'Byrne. ;)
Thanks Brendan for doing this! http://http://amodernmilitarymother.com/2010/11/01/me-restrepo-and-brendan-obyrne/
Added by Becca Bryan on November 2, 2010 at 10:24am —
when she learns she wasn't hired for two good jobs?
Head out to see RESTREPO for the third time, of course! A little bit of realistic combat will put me in the mood to fight for other jobs. ;)
What's everybody else up to these days?
Added by Becca Bryan on October 29, 2010 at 11:09am —
I can't sit still and not say something about the M-16 rifle since Mr. Junger has brought it up (I didn't think anyone cared!).
In the "Old Army" the enlisted man had control over nothing. He was reliant upon the wisdom of the Pentagon for his wellbeing. One would assume that officers who had risen to a rank and position that would put them in the Pentagon would have some real knowledge about weaponry and combat. So when troopers of the 173d Airborne in Vietnam were found dead beside… Continue
Added by Jim Bethea on October 29, 2010 at 3:52am —
Robert Service has always been my favorite poet. In fact he's vertually the only poet I read.
I like his stuff because it's about hardships and overcoming harsh places. It's about being loyal to your pardner.
You might remember The Cremation Of Sam McGee and The Shooting Of Dan McGrew.
He was an ambulance driver in the First World War and his brother was killed in that war so he knew about the sufferings of soldiers.
His poem, Flourette, is one of the most… Continue
Added by Jim Bethea on October 27, 2010 at 10:56pm —