I am not sure if this has been done yet, and I apologize if it has been. A quick search suggests no. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15210867/ Personally, I think this is a cost cutting exercise and it is primarily about getting the army the numbers it needs. IE Quantity over quality. Personally, I think that the 'shock treatment' makes plenty of sense as it firstly helps condition would-be soldiers to operate under pressure and it helps weed out those who cannot or will not operate well under pressure. What go you guys think? PS: Associated press - Please, please, please please don't sue me for copyright infringement.