Letting Slip the Dogs of War


Written by: Phil Monahan


Military dogs get extensive training. Here, Tech. Sgt. Adam Miller carries Tina after she is “shot.”

photo by Jared Dort via WSJ.com

We’ve posted many times about military dogs, but most of those stories have to do with what happens to the animals after their time in harm’s way. A book excerpt published on the Wall Street Journal website offers some more insight into the history of dogs in the U.S. military, where they come from, and how they are trained. It’s interesting stuff that reveals just how heroic these dogs can be, as well as how devoted their handlers are to the animals’ well-being.

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