May 8, 2011

War Dogs

2800 dogs are on active duty with the U.S. military.  They have their own tactical assault vests and some are even equipped with video cams.        They serve as assault weapons, bomb sniffers, loyal guardians and even 'vapor-wake' dogs, alert to the moving scent of explosive devices and materials left behind in the air as a suicide bomber walks through a crowd. 

 Wardogs

From Rebecca  Frankel's report and remarkable photo essay in Foreign Policy, War Dog.

 Wardogs, Jump Paratrooper

Posted by Jill Fallon at May 8, 2011 8:52 AM | Permalink