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Of course it has the potential, but right now the current religious tension between Muslims and Hindus would probably prevent this. I can't think of a leading nation that has had large scale internal conflict, it just doesn't work. To "lead" a country must have time and resources to worry about other countries and not itself.
After reading the posts on this debate, I believe many here don't understand that in the military there is only one goal, mission accomplishment. Every choice or option will always, always, be analyzed in its effect on how the mission is accomplished. Sure for the run of the mill infantry women are acceptable, but in the incredibly high-risk situations that special forces usually operate this would jeopardize mission accomplishment to an unacceptable level. The chance of ending up in hand-to-hand combat or some other similar situation where women aren't equal to men is just too high.
I think you're mistaking special forces for the more specific CIA Special Activities Division... the only types of blending in the other special forces do is with camouflage. Also just because population isn't a concern right now, if it was expandability would be the deciding factor.
If by Rudyard Kipling basically sums it up.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
I am probably a good person but I haven't taken the time to fill out my profile, so you'll never know!