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Rolling Stone-The Kill Team How U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan murdered innocent civilians

Rolling Stone-The Kill Team How U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan murdered innocent civilians

The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to kill in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The psychological cost for soldiers, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The psychological cost for the rest of us is even more so..