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The dogs of war are now part of the team


dog lowered from a helicopter

Click to see "War Dog," a photo essay of military dogs in Foreign Policy magazine.

Dogs are increasingly important on the battlefield. Foreign Policy reported that the United States now has more than 2,800 active-duty canines, including one that was part of the recent Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed terrorist leader Osama bin-Laden.

In Afghanistan, Marines are using dogs for everything from sniffing out roadside bombs to pursuit of the enemy to search and rescue. They’re not just add-ons, Marines say, they’re part of the team. As one Marine told a New York Times reporter: “We consider the dog another Marine.”

 

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