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Neil D. Shortland, Laurence J. Alison, and Joseph M. Moran

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190623449

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190623449.001.0001

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Thoughts That Haunt

Thoughts That Haunt

(p.160) 9 Thoughts That Haunt

Neil D. Shortland

Laurence J. Alison

Joseph M. Moran

Oxford University Press

Least-worst decisions, by their nature, have a high chance of an adverse outcome. The decisions that soldiers make during war cause them conflict, and such decisions can have major implications for reintegration post-war. This chapter discusses what happens after soldiers must engage in least-worst first decision-making and the sequelae often observed after soldiers return home from deployment—post-traumatic stress disorder and its effects. Based on interviews of soldiers, it is clear that least-worst decisions have a long-lasting impact due, in part, because they may constantly wonder “what if?” This chapter discusses the long-term implications of having to make such decisions.

Keywords:   post-traumatic stress disorder, morally injurious experiences, rumination, consequence, least-worst, memory, flashbulb

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