Sebastian Junger steps back from combat reporting

The great Sebastian Junger, who wrote The Perfect Storm and War and directed the acclaimed documentary Restrepo with the late Tim Hetherington, has decided to step back from combat journalism. “I’m not going to do any more front-line reporting, because I don’t want to put my wife through what I went through with Tim,” he told the L.A. Times. Hetherington was killed in Misurata, Libya, while covering the uprising in April. Junger gracefully wrote about his friend for Vanity Fair earlier this month. His decision makes sense and is unsurprising, but his thoughts on stepping back are still worth reading.

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