- Oct 25, 2008
I wasn't talking about the relative safety of a SA or doctor's office. I was thinking more in terms of what the OP had posted regarding infantry units on the battlefield engaged in combat with the enemy. Would someone be able to "suppress" a biologically conditioned response while being fired upon or while bombs were dropping out of the sky? I'm sorry, but I don't know the answer to that. Maybe one of the AD or RET members could tell us what was going through their minds at a time like that and if biologically conditioned responses could be "suppressed" or not during a battle. Thanks.
If the response can be suppressed during normal settings then it can be done in combat. It may be difficult but its possible.
It is also human nature to protect your friends. Friendship is not banned from the military among co-workers even though a soldier can easily show favoritism towards his friends if one were to be wounded. Its the same concept.