Forgive me for making a statement that may not be popular to some. "Brainwashing" was a technique of mind control popularized in the early '50's by the movie "The Manchurian Candidate". Perpetrated by the North Koreans on American (and others) prisoners of war using techniques of beatings, torture, sensory deprivation, and intermittent reward, prisoners were "deprived of their will" which was replaced with sentiments and behavior sympathetic to their captors[b/], much like the later popular "Helsinki Syndrome" of Patti Hurst fame. We currently have an all volunteer military. Those who join do so willingly, and joining is not to be taken lightly. In joining one subscribes, of their own free will, to certain tenets of military life, including indoctrination into the skills and mores amd beliefs that make one a viable member. It is not brainwashing. To those whose beliefs hold that they may question any authority or command, in any situation, military life was probably a mistaken decision. There are remedies, declining to reinlist, in some cases a GD or UD, etc. They are not in prison, they joined voluntarily, they can leave under prescribed circumstances, and they are expected to perform their duties until they do so. They are not brainwashed.