February 13, 2013 – Pictures of the Day: The dogs of the U.S. Navy’s Seal Teams and U.S. Army’s Special Forces (Delta Force). Even dogs need protection … a military working dog wears Doggles to protect his eyes as a Chinook helicopter takes off in Afghanistan.
There should be little reason to speculate about why there was a dog involved – man’s best friend is a pretty fearsome warrior
“There should be little reason to speculate about why there was a dog involved – man’s best friend is a pretty fearsome warrior,” said the deputy managing editor of ForeignPolicy.com Rebecca Frankel
“They’re a central part of US efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan – as of early 2010 the US Army had 2800 active-duty dogs deployed (the largest canine contingent in the world),” said Frankel.
Man’s best friend … US Army Staff Sergeant Kevin Reese and his military working dog Grek in Iraq.
Canine warrior … a Navy SEAL platoon performs a land warfare demonstration.
Looking cool in the heat of battle … Eddie the dog hops aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, along with Iraqi security forces and soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division. (Credits – by Glenda Kwik for The Sydney Morning Herald).
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