The announcement that the US is to allow women to become front line combat ready troops, has sent a shiver around the worlds armed forces.
"It's not that we won't fight them" a representative from the Taliban voiced, "its the game changer that this introduces".
The idea of long stony silences across the trenches. The concept that they have no idea quite what we've done wrong, but that faint air of worry that maybe it is their fault that seems to have them worried.
Negotiations will be far more difficult too. The request to withdraw being greeted by a resigned "FINE, whatever" is surely enough to unsettle even the most hardened terrorist force.
"If they don't know what they've done wrong, I'm certainly not going to tell them" said an unnamed GI Jane, "by the way, does this rocket launcher make my bum look big?"
Offsetting this is the nightmare it will force on the logistical chain.
"I can NOT be seen to be going into battle to kill and maim wearing the same outfit as Jean, and anyway sandy brown just doesn't go with my eyes"
The military are looking into forming what is initially being called a "Department of Accessorisation" to work around the biggest of these issues.
This is all without the obvious threat of a battalion of synchronised PMT women going on the offensive, enough to make the most battle hardened army quail.
Other armed force are watching development with interest, and not a little trepidation.