I'm curious about this part of the SERE training and how the operators resist the psychological and physical suffering that torture inflicts on it's victims.
I started to think about this after reading the William Francis Buckley case.
This poor lad suffered for 15 months before being killed and he was a Green Beret and a Vietnam Veteran.
>Buckley was close to a gibbering wretch. His words were often incoherent; he slobbered and drooled and, most unnerving of all, he would suddenly scream in terror, his eyes rolling helplessly and his body shaking. The CIA consensus was that he would be blindfolded and chained at the ankles and wrists and kept in a cell little bigger than a coffin.