The New York Times and others are running pieces on a dog that helped in the Bin Laden Raid. According to the NY Times, “The identities of all 80 members of the American commando team who thundered into Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden are the subject of intense speculation, but perhaps none more so than the only member with four legs.”
The canine companions to soldiers are becoming more valuable. Gen. David H. Petraeus said last year that, “The capability they bring to the fight cannot be replicated by man or machine.”
The armed forces tend to employ Belgian Malinois and German Shepherds but other breeds are used too, for tasks that range from sniffing explosives, thwarting enemies from aggression, to actually tackling and catching people. Read the whole story here.