Stopping Power and War
I'm watching "The Pacific" mini-series by HBO (excellent) and stumbled across this eyewitness account of a Japanese soldier shot many, many times with small arms fire as he attempted to close with the Marines.
To me, it kind of puts stopping power in perspective. If you face a truly determined foe, you may need multiple hits until you hit the CNS. Even the heart is iffy for a while. Food for thought.
Think about it. Obama denied 30+ Americans fighter jet support in Benghazi. If not for a few brave Navy SEALs, they would have all been captured, raped, tortured, and beheaded by Al Qaeda.