Yeah, I doubt they're going to get away chipping soldiers. Besides, then you add desecration of our soldiers to merely looting them.
I seriously doubt you lack the imagination to see the obvious next steps, considering where we are
As for desecration, as horrible as it is, it's not really a consideration of warfare, is it? Even if it were, once established that an enemy has no problem killing our soldiers, I don't really see a "next level" of hostility that desecration suddenly puts us in. Also, if they want to spend precious time in the field trying to find a rice-grain sized chip in a 200lb body, it's a tactical advantage for us.
And finally, this idea (in our discussion anyway) started as a compliment to a robot combat force that is supposed to reduce troop numbers on the front line and other areas in harm's way. So if it saves soldiers' lives at the cost of an enemy possibly gaining incentive to mutilate corpses, well I guess that's a call for the military. The whole robot thing is scary as hell to me, but not because of the possiblity of soldier RFID implants.
BTW, excellent thread/topic. I'll throw something out there. Not exactly cutting edge, but the Singapore Ministry of Defense just dropped $60M on these (pdf).
Tell me that's not straight out of Far Cry or Uncharted or something.
• 1× CIS 40 Automatic grenade launcher, or
• 1× CIS 50 Heavy machine gun, or
• Spike Anti-tank missiles (mounted on an adjustable height/telescopic twin-tube launcher, up to six missiles carried), or
• 1× STK 120 mm Super rapid advance mortar system (SRAMS)
• 1–2× FN MAG or Ultimax 100
Also note the convenient TOW-holder.