While many Americans are anxious to meet and commend the team of Navy SEALs who raided the compound in Abottabad, Pakistan, and killed Usama bin Laden, one team member would be happy just to receive a doggie treat.
Among the commandos was a heroic canine – a bomb-sniffing dog who was attached to a team member as the SEALs were lowered from a Black Hawk helicopter into bin Laden’s hideout, The Sun reports.
Military Working Dogs have a roller coaster history. Every time we’re at war, the demand for dogs skyrockets, but in peacetime, the numbers plummet, and you end up with a few dogs working for the MPs sniffing out drugs in the barracks. And all the hard earned experience in using them in war is frittered away. That’s now way to treat man’s best friend, and penny wise, pound foolish.