The Navy Seals that took down Osama Bin Laden did so with the help of a single pooch. I’ve always enjoyed learning about the use of various animals in military operations – dogs, dolphins, seals, birds, etc. However I was a little surprised that dogs were used by Special Forces units in such high-profile operations.
There’s a ton of info on this angle to the Osama assasination. Here are some of the links I found most enlightening:
- Foreign Policy – Slide Show
- Slate – Answers Why a dog was sent
- The Register – Background on Gov’t contract for dog vests
- Fast Company has a nice article as well.