In order to execute increasingly sophisticated combat choreographies, training has been critical. This chapter explores how training generates cohesion and examines advances in training techniques, especially in relation to close-quarters battle. It describes the appearance of a new urban training infantry structure in western countries. The chapter plots not only improved forms of tactical training but the introduction of mental training techniques, the combat mindset, or resilience, borrowed from elite sport. The chapter examines the individual and collective significance of psychological training to combat performance.
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