If you haven't seen The Men Who Stare at Goats, I can't hate you for it. It was largely panned by word of mouth and critics, and its producers opted (I think wisely) to not give anything away in the trailers. It was a good movie, though and I wish so badly that you'd go see it. Please, just go see it. Why won't you go see it?
So, the premise of the movie (and the book it's based on) is a military battalion assembled and trained to engage in deadly combat using telekinesis, spy using remote viewing and other types of generally scientifically unfounded techniques of the mind as soldiers. The goats in the title are test subjects used to demonstrate the mental power of the soldiers to kill another being just by concentrating on it. What's awesome is that not only is it based largely on fact, one of the main characters has come out to correct the author. There was indeed, at least one goat.