Michael R N Dolbear m.dolbear at lineone.net
Fri Dec 23 22:53:19 GMT 2005

> From: M. Traber <mtraber251 at earthlink.net>
> Date: 23 December 2005 17:27
> Not everybody who gets into the military combat units actually can bring 
> themselves to kill. I can vaguely remember reading a study that 
> something like 9 in 20 rounds expended in combat results in an injury or 
> death, and something like 2 men per unit will not be able to actually 
> shoot someone directly. It takes a particular mindset to be able to kill 
> someone in cold blood.

More like 9 in 2000 !

Troops are trained, of course, to "give covering fire" and "make the enemy
keep their heads down".

These matters have been discussed by professionals and others on Baen's Bar
-- John Ringo's and Tom Kratman's conferences.

Little Egret

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