I fear all you need is one loud mouth male to make one inappropriate statement, or action and whatever was considered a "cnfidence buiilding" measure, as it were goes down the tubes. In spite of the best efforts of some of the former Ramatkals to "separate men from women" with serious punishments for infractions of non-fratinization rules, apparently some men still imagine that they can objectify female personell. It's part of the system, dude. What you may get is the picture of a female soldier treating Palestinian Arabs in ways that Zahal, you maybe even you might not appreciate. Then too, the nature of war has changed to the point that drones can do the work of a combat unit in some cases. The result of that tactic means the need for combat soldiers may be reduced to some extent. So . .. I fear you have been seeing too many John Wayne movies, dude, and imagine the face of war looks like something from several decades ago. The fact is, it is likely a smaller, more efficient, and technologically smart army beats out the idea that we need more cannon fodder, whether they be men alone, or in units with men and women.
Bomb in Lebanon targets bus heading to Syria, no casualties (Reuters)
from the article: Guns 'n' thongs: Israel sexual politics 101