MagazineMay 11, 2011
Dogs Of War
On their recent mission to kill Osama Bin Laden Team 6 of the US Navy SEALS took along guns, protective gear, nightvision goggles and a whole host of other gadgets to get the job done. They also brought one important instrument that doesn't run on batteries or bullets, but on dog food. A dog of war.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sargent Robert Lewis and his police dog Bronx help U.S. Army soldiers search a building in Baghdad's Mansour district April 4, 2007. REUTERS/Bob Strong
U.S. soldiers from the Second Stryker Cavalry Regiment rest next dogs trained to sniff for explosives at the Diyala media center in Diyala province August 6, 2008. REUTERS/Andrea Comas
A U.S. soldier drives a vehicle with his dog at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Airborne in the mountains of Wardak Province, Afghanistan, July 6, 2009. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
A Dog Handler relaxes with his search dog during a break in an armoured patrol with the Household Cavalry in Southern Helmand province, Afghanistan November 13, 2007. REUTERS/Steve Lewis