Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home | Main | How To Make An American Quilt

November 13, 2002

Training to Kill Reflexively, But Not Too Reflexively

Posted by Mike on November 13, 2002 9:58 PM

The New York Times offers "A Bulletproof Mind", a more-detailed-than-normal look at the training Special Forces soldiers undergo, including some detail on a particular close quarters combat incident in Afghanistan and some discussion of the conditioning process involved. Since David Grossman, author of On Killing is cited, it's no surprise that you may find some sentiments expressed familiar reading.

My copy of On Killing arrived a few days ago. As soon as I can clear my plate of a few other books, I'll read it and probably try to write it up in a few chunks.