More on the dog who helped nab Bin Laden

The New York Times has an interesting report on Navy Seal dogs but not that much new information on what it calls “the nation’s most courageous dog”:

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.
Little is known about what may be the nation’s most courageous dog. Even its breed is the subject of great interest, although it was most likely a German shepherd or a Belgian Malinois, military sources say. But its use in the raid reflects the military’s growing dependence on dogs in wars in which improvised explosive devices have caused two-thirds of all casualties. Dogs have proved far better than people or machines at quickly finding bombs

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  1. It’s interesting that dogs are considered intimidating within Middle Eastern cultures. I never thought of that. But then again if I saw a military dog strapped with tactical vests and leading the charge ahead of the SEALS then I would be very afraid. These military dogs are amazing and medal worthy.

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