Army & Navy: Who's Afraid?

How troops behave under fire is the test of all military training and leadership. More than arms and armor, the basic elements in any battle are the human factors loosely called "fear" and "courage." This week a scholarly analysis, Fear in Battle tried to put these imponderables into statistical form. Its author: Professor John Dollard, research associate in social anthropology in Yale's Institute of Human Relations.

When Dr. Dollard began his search for facts on fear 18 months ago, the biggest available group of Americans who had felt the impact of modern war...

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