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Battlemind: Preparing Troops To Go To War

The military uses a variety of techniques to train troops for battle, including drills that train the mind to face fear. The instruction varies based on where troops are being deployed. How well does it prepare soldiers for actual combat?


Drew Sloan, former Army captain; served in both Iraq and Afghanistan


Col. Charles Hoge, MD, director of the Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Md.

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