Premiered May 28, 2018

Sebastian Junger and Karl Marlantes reveal the warrior’s journey with unflinching candor.

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What is it really like to go to war? Filled with terror, pain, and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose. In GOING TO WAR, renowned authors Karl Marlantes and Sebastian Junger help us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it’s like to be a soldier at war. Veterans of various conflicts reveal some universal truths of combat with unflinching candor.