The dogs of war

Given Noah's past interest in military dogs, I thought it appropriate to note that the Army, for the first time since 1977, has issued a new field manual on military working dogs -- MWDs, described in the document as "the only living item[s] in the Army supply system."mil_working_dog_11_sm.jpgAs the FM notes,the missions for military pooches have changed dramatically over the years. They're now used in everything from warfighting to crowd control and, of course, bomb-sniffing.But there are probably a few former prisoners in Iraq who'd take issue with this assertion:

The highly aggressive dog tactics of the 1960s and 1970s are long gone.
Hat tip: Steve Aftergood.-- posted by Dan Dupont

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