Posted on Jun 12, 2014
SGT Ben Keen
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One of my friends shared this link on his Facebook page yesterday and I had to read it a few times to really develop my thoughts on the subject. Personally I don't fully agree with what the article says, I know I have some things that stick with me from being in combat and doing what I needed to do but then again, I do agree with the point that one of the commenters makes about it being a "caveman thing" meaning that you know by doing what you did, that your enemy is no longer a threat to you, that you are then able to sleep better.

Wondering what the RP community thinks.

Study: http://www.american.edu/media/news/20140610-Killing-in-Combat-and-Alcohol-Abuse.cfm
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LTC Paul Labrador
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I think LTC David Grossman summed it up better in his books: Some people are just better able to deal with killing than others.
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That is an interesting article. There are so many difficult things that can happen to a person in combat and it is a fascinating study.
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SGT Steven Eugene Kuhn MBA
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There must be something to this, it is also a fact that more non combat soldiers claim disability and PTSD than do combat soldiers...I read a study over ODS era soldiers, not sure about OIF and such.
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