Understanding Fear’s Effect on Unit Effectiveness
"Adversaries will continue to use fear as a weapon, especially in asymmetrical warfare, so it is prudent to reexamine fear’s effect on unit effectiveness in military organizations. In Fight or Flight, Geoffrey Regan says, 'Fear . . . must be channeled so its control becomes the first step in becoming an efficient soldier.' Understanding the psychological advantage that effectively led, well-trained, and cohesive organizations have over an opponent should encourage commanders to train their units to recognize and overcome fear."
Daddis, Gregory A., “Understanding Fear’s Effect on Unit Effectiveness,” Military Review 84, no. 4 (July-August 2004): 22-27.
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