Hot on the tails of yesterday’s dog with titanium teeth and news earlier today that it’s Fortress’ 10th birthday, I’m finding out today that it’s quite likely a dog was part of the Navy Seal assault team that got Osama Bin Laden. Word is is that a Belgian Malinois was strapped to it’s master’s chest as they fast roped of a Blackhawk helicopter into the heavily guarded compound in Pakistan.
The actual name and identity of the dog is as closely guarded as the actual Seal operators who went off the chopper this week, as the dogs are considered equal team mates.
The use of dogs in military operations is nothing new. It’s been going on since the domestication of dogs and organized battle thousands of years ago. The United States has had working dogs in it’s military since the second world war, when they were used to sniff out Japanese in the South Pacific. A Canadian regiment took a Newfoundland as a mascot in the defense of Hong Kong and it wound up fighting off Japanese invaders.
Today, working military dogs work in many different capacities in the military. If you’re all about awesome dogs, as I am, check out these shots from ForeignPolicy.com