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The Dogs of War (Military dogs -- National Geographic)
National Georgraphic ^
| June 2014
| Michael Paterniti
Posted on 05/25/2014 2:28:58 AM PDT by Innovative
Out in front of Americas troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth.
This is what a dog handler tries not to dwell on: the risk associated with the need to find bombs and with the possibility of missing one.
At the height of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military had a force of roughly 2,500 military working dogs (MWDs). Some have entered our national lexicon as heroes in their own right
(Excerpt) Read more at ngm.nationalgeographic.com ...
TOPICS: Extended News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; doggieping; doghandlers; dogsofwar; herodogs; iraq; military; workingdogs
Definitely worth reading -- article gives insight into what it's really like...
To: Joe 6-pack
posted on 05/25/2014 2:31:37 AM PDT
("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
posted on 05/25/2014 2:35:48 AM PDT
by Gene Eric
(Don't be a statist!)
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posted on 05/25/2014 2:53:11 AM PDT
by Joe 6-pack
(Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
War dogs have been part of the U.S. military for decades:
Here's the story of one Marine who helped save War Dogs after WW II. It was thought that these dogs, who had gone through as much if not more war than the men they served, couldn't be rehabbed for peace and they were going to be put to sleep.
K9’s like this saved my life and those with me countless of times in Iraq...they were part of the team & of the family of brothers...
posted on 05/25/2014 5:20:12 AM PDT
Thank you for your service!
Thanks for posting this article.
posted on 05/25/2014 6:34:52 AM PDT
(Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
To: Gene Eric
GSDs rule... ;)
Give me a DSD.
posted on 05/25/2014 9:57:06 AM PDT
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