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"It is vital that future soldiers understand that this is a normal and very common response to the abnormal circumstances of combat, and they need to understand that their feelings of satisfaction at killing are a natural and fairly common aspect of combat," Section 6: The Killing Response Stages: What Does it Feel Like to Kill? Chapter 2: Applications of the Model: Murder-Suicides Lost Elections, and Thoughts of Insanity, p.243

"The point is that this program of desensitization conditioning, and denial defense mechanisms, combined with subsequent participation in a war may make it possible to share the guilt of killing without ever having killed," Section/Book 7: Killing in Vietnam: Chapter 1: Desensitization and Conditioning in Vietnam," p. 260.

"In the same way, the American Indians considered 'counting coup', or simply touching their enemy to be far more important than killing," Book/Section 1: Killing and the Existence of Resistance: Chapter 1: Fight or Flight, Posture...

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