The good folks over at Made Possible conducted a series of interviews with Outside September cover subject Sebastian Junger. In the first episode, Junger talks about reporting his new book War, shooting his new documentary Restrepo, how witnessing death affects soldiers, and what makes a good soldier.
"A good soldier is one who follows his training very closely, but has enough independence of thought to react to complex situations that aren't covered by his training—that's able to coordinate his actions with everyone else and is not afraid of getting shot. A bad soldier is one who lets his fear overcome him, shuts down psychologically and can't take in information from the guys around him or from the situation, forgets his training, and eventually slips into a kind of individual survival mode at the expense of the safety of the group."
We'll continue to update the blog with more videos. To watch the videos as they come out, head over to Made Possible.
For more on Junger, read Eric Hansen's September Outside article.