Posted: Jun 11, 2011 12:06 pm
by Weaver
There were attempts to innoculate US Soldiers to the disgusting versions of combat by having them crawl through slaughterhouse junk - guts, etc. They weren't particularly successful - it's not just the outwardly "gross" stuff with killing, it's also the knowledge that you're killing a person. It's things like seeing a person's eyes clearly, smelling them, things that cause to empathize with them as a person.

Certainly exposure to the grosser elements of combat are not effective therapy techniques.