The History Of War Dogs


There’s more than one good reason why the Navy SEALs brought a dog with them on the Osama raid (though companionship is important):

“When you’re going on a mission,” Dowling says, “a raid or a patrol, insurgents are sneaky — they like to hide stuff from you. But a dog can smell them. …. [Think about] Saddam Hussein … what if Osama had been [hiding] in a hole in the ground? A dog could find that.”

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