Man's/Army's Best Friend

Man's/Army's Best Friend

by
Abby Zimet

This and the front photo show Austrian paratroopers with dogs; the UK mission is hush-hush.

First came the news that, having spent $19 billion on drones, metal
detectors and other bomb-finding technology in Iraq and Afghanistan, the
Pentagon reported that nothing works as well as a dog's nose. Now, taking a cue from US special forces, UK paratroopers are parachuting
dogs with cameras on their heads into Taliban strongholds to help find
and attack armed insurgents, which like almost all news coming out of
those wars sounds both stupid and cruel.

The best bomb-sniffers.

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