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S.L.A. Marshall's work famously stated that three quarters of allied soldiers in WWII never shot to kill.

Training was improved for Vietnam. NCOs were brought in after WWII to keep the troops in line, a bit like the Optio of the Roman army. The Centurion would say "this way, men" and the Optio would say "stay in formation and keep killing people".

Current military trainers are saying outright that video games make their job easier. (See Grossman.)

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by Number 6 on Thu Jan 31st, 2013 at 05:14:14 AM EST
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