The New York Times Science section has a great story about one member of the Navy Seal team- this one walks on 4 legs- The article quotes General David H Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan - he ‘said last year that the military needed more dogs.
"The capability they bring to the fight cannot be replicated by man or machine," he said.’ The article also states: "Finally, dogs can be used to pacify an unruly group of people - particularly in the Middle East. "There is a cultural aversion to dogs in some of these countries, where few of them are used as pets," Major Roberts said. "Dogs can be very intimidating in that situation."
(shared by NewsHour librarian Sandi Fox)