This generation’s Rin Tin Tin

Commando Dog: Osama bin Laden’s four-legged foe – The Washington Post
[Via Washington Post]

Navy SEALs may have taken down Osama bin Laden, but not without a fierce four-legged friend by their side. Accompanying the SEAL’s was a dog, whose breed is speculated to be either German shepherd or Belgian Malinois. Gerry Proctor, an officer at Lackland Air Force Base where the dog was trained, answered questions about the training process for these dogs, what they can do and why having a military dog was valuable to the Navy SEALs while taking down Osama bin Laden.

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I wonder if they had the dog trained to find Osama by his scent? That would be pretty amazing, although just having a dog along an such a targeted mission bespeaks its importance to the mission in whatever capacity it was needed.

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  1. I wonder if the dog lunged for his arm as he was reaching for a gun, thereby giving the SEAL a chance to shoot him in the head.

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