Unarmed and Dangerous: The Holistic Preparation of Soldiers for Combat

Barrett, Clark C.
July 2011
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2011, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p95
Academic Journal
Within the U.S. military, incidents of suicide and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continue to escalate unabated despite efforts to provide reactive, posttrauma treatment. A new focus on proactive, preemptive physical, mental, and moral/ethical training is required prior to combat. Methods pioneered and validated in the early 1990s are available and are ready for implementation, but the military must use a holistic, focused strategy to do so.


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