Amazing Commando Dog Helped Snare Bin Laden
Have any of you noticed that the video coverage/footage of the raid on Osama BL's Pakistan compound last week featured a dog barking in the background? Hearing that barking made me wonder what became of the furry soul involved in that military operation. As of today, we have our answer!
A Bin Laden Hunter on Four Legs
As it turns out, along with the 79 commandos who raided Osama bin Laden's compound was a war dog! Yes, The New York Times reports that along with those Navy Seals was a trusty, heavily-armored, explosive-sniffing pup, who, according to The Sun in the U.K., was strapped to an assault team member and lowered into Bin Laden's hideout from a Black Hawk helicopter. The military has been training dogs, just like the Seals, to be dropped into hostile territory from 25,000 feet in the air. Who knew that these amazing dogs were now being trained to jump from helicopters?! To ensure their safety, they are given oxygen masks for helicopter jumps as well as helmets with videocameras for remote monitoring. Super cool huh?!
These specially trained furry soldiers are trained to attack anyone carrying a weapon and have become a pivotal part of special operations as they crawl unnoticed into tunnels or rooms to hunt for enemy combatants.The cameras on their heads beam live TV pictures back to the troops, providing them with critical information and warning of ambushes. Dogs were also used in the capture of Saddam Hussein and in the killing of the Iraqi dictator's two sons.
The Daily Treat sends fourteen paws up to the amazing two and four-legged heros that are serving their country and doing us proud!
GlobalAnimal.org speculates that the breed of dog in this mission was most likely a German Shepherd.