If so, who will fight against your enemies, if you teach your "soldiers" to be polite, nice and gentle?We also use the police for riot control, have used the army for public order in NI - when the army were deployed on the police action and counter terrorism during the troubles.
The army have been brought back into use for MACC (or whatever is the favoured acronym of the day) in flood support, the Olympics, alledged drones etc
Neither the army nor police use assault rifles and support weapons at protests.
They also don’t publish films of giving a simulated protester a good kicking when they are down
Paras in Bosnia still weren’t training for public order in the UK