Gresham College Lecture on Military Hazing and How Military Training Has Changed Since 1914

An interesting academic discussion of why hazing continues to exist within militaries, despite efforts and regulations designed to remove this rituals among modern Western professional armed forces.

Professor Joanna Bourke explains the how hazing is seen as creating warrior culture within combat units and training; and why within many segments of the military see the removal of hazing - including the victims - as threating to the Esprit de corps necessary for cohesive fighting unit.

The fascinating lecture providing a well researched overview of the topic including the debate about what is hazing and what is character development in a military setting, I recommend watching it if you have an interest in military studies.