Re: Who would you let Joss Whedon kill in Avengers 2?
Actually the military would/does tell soldiers that the team is important.
That's really the entire point of The Avengers - they are a gestalt - they are greater together, stronger together, than they could ever be apart. The battle would have gone the other way had any one member not been there. They are a unified whole.
And I'm not a Hawkeye fanboy - I've never even read a Hawkeye comic and had only a passing familiarity with him before the movie.