Nations around the world each spend billions upon billions yearly when it comes to their respective militaries. New tanks, planes, ships and equipment for their soldiers is always on the shopping list. After all, you have to keep your military in tip top shape with the best of everything, right? When we picture our military forces we often imagine all of this high tech weaponry and the well-equipped soldiers who use it. However, in all likelihood you picture the soldier as being male. Interestingly, women are making up larger percentages of military forces all around the world. In many countries they are even taking on the same roles as their male counterparts, meaning they face all the challenges and dangers traditionally faced by soldiers.