Bigd, YES, shaving, and being able to dress like the locals and blend in, IS the most important thing when not only the success of your mission, but your LIFE depends on it. My eyes practically popped out of my head when I read this on cnn.com. This is the single dumbest, most arrogant, beaurocratic, pussnuts, jealousy-induced, armchair general order I have EVER heard of, ESPECIALLY considered the type of war that we’re fighting. I just hope to God that maybe there’s some miscommunication, and the order won’t apply to the true spec-ops guys, like Pac-D and Devgru – either that, or else I hope they disobey it. I’m shocked.