"What is the emotional and psychological effect of this on women (not meant or created for war) versus men (who were created to protect and be warriors)?"
Men and women both have instinctive protective feelings.
"Army documents state that Hester was serving as team leader during a March 20 mission outside Baghdad when her convoy came under attack. Hester maneuvered her team through the kill zone, then turned around to assault the insurgent’s trench lines with grenades.
According to soldiers’ accounts, she entered the trenches with Nein and killed at least three insurgents with her rifle... (read the rest at: