In the first clip associated with the Soldiers of Conscience lesson plan, Jamie Isom, a veteran of the Iraq War, gives his perspective on killing in a combat zone and talks about how people cope with their actions back home. He recalls his own experience having to shoot a child in order to save the lives of his squadron. Students should discuss whether or not it's important for the military to train soldiers to become desensitized to killing. View lesson plan »
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.