How much does the military attempt to desensitize soldiers to violence?

This may be an obvious question... I have friends that have finished basic training and said it wasn't drastic but I've heard reports saying soldiers are trained to appreciate violence until it dosen't phase them. How much of this occurs? Does anyone else think this would be wrong? Is this... show more This may be an obvious question...

I have friends that have finished basic training and said it wasn't drastic but I've heard reports saying soldiers are trained to appreciate violence until it dosen't phase them.

How much of this occurs? Does anyone else think this would be wrong? Is this necessary for any army to be victorious?
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