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Dogs of war: Inside the incredible bonds
between servicemen and their working dogs

Daily Mail [UK], by Alex Greig

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 5/15/2014 8:43:47 PM

Dogs, with their superior senses and unshakeable loyalty, have been used in warfare since ancient times. The U.S. military had a force of roughly 2,500 working dogs at the height of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. And while it´s tempting to imagine the friendships between military officers and their dogs, this is no man-and-pet scenario. The dogs are regarded by the military as expendable pieces of equipment, to be replaced as needed. For some marines and their dogs, though, the professional relationship turns into something much more after the team endures the horrors of war together. National Geographic´s June

What a wonderful article! The photo on the cover of the magazine is magnificent. If you haven´t read the book Suspect by Robert Crais you should do so. It´s a mystery about a cop and involves a service dog. It´s just excellent.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jgat, 5/15/2014 10:21:52 PM     (No. 9850403)

Those are "Marines" not marines!

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