インタビューアー： Still, it was kind of sad, for me as a viewer at least, to see someone like Sergeant James so addicted to danger.
キャサリン・ビグロー： I don’t know if you’re familiar with the writing of Chris Hedges. He wrote War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. [The film opens with a quote from Hedges: “War is a drug.”] He talks about how for some individuals, the battlefield provides a kind of allure or attraction. And I think that there’s a survival mechanism that kicks in when you’re disarming bombs. Basically, you can’t sustain the degree of fear that one would naturally extend to that situation for that extended period of time. The cortisone in your system alone—you would deconstruct. It’s the price of heroism. They’re saving lives.