Originally Posted by AK_Stick
A Russian sniper in WW II, is hardly a valid comparison to an infantryman today.
How so? I guarantee that Russian snipers on the Eastern Front had to deal on a daily basis with conditions and risks that would give even the toughest modern Ranger or Marine pause.
They had to mule their own weapons and combat packs through deadly cold and extreme terrain, live on rations that would best be described as laughable and evade, stalk, kill and outsmart some of the best trained male infantry soldiers of the day while doing so.
And they were feared like angels of death by the Nazis they hunted.
And of course the IDF has been using females in their military, to include combat infantry units, for decades with great success.