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.
More information about the Lois-Bujold