Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sniper school

Katie Thomas has an interesting article in the Times about the Army's sharpshooting team and its Olympic goals:
In addition to the physical conditioning required of all soldiers, the shooters focus on mental training, which is crucial in a sport in which a millimeter can decide the difference between a gold and a silver medal. The unit, with an annual budget of more than $4 million, provides access to a licensed hypnotist, and the shotgun team’s office is outfitted with a brainwave monitor to teach the shooters how to clear their minds.

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