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Gingersnap
05-04-2011, 11:45 AM
Hero dog helped snare Osama

By LAURA CAROE
Published: Today
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A FEARLESS four-legged recruit joined US Special Forces as they stormed Osama Bin Laden's secret lair.

The explosive-sniffing dog was strapped to an assault team member as they took on one of their greatest challenges to date.

He was part of the operation in which the elite US Navy Seals lowered themselves down ropes from three Black Hawk helicopters into the terrorist supremo's hideout in the town of Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Sunday.

The world's most wanted man, 54, was shot dead by a Special Forces marksman during the raid.

Heavily armoured hounds equipped with infrared night-sight cameras have been used in the past by the top-secret unit.

The war dogs wear ballistic body armour that is said to withstand damage from single and double-edged knives, as well as protective gear which shields them from shrapnel and gunfire.

Cool pic and other info at the link. :D

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3562677/Fearless-four-legged-war-hero.html#ixzz1LOnA3j8C

linda22003
05-04-2011, 11:55 AM
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/230061_10150299132084569_271730554568_9474500_3233 465_n.jpg

noonwitch
05-04-2011, 11:55 AM
Let's have a parade for the dog! As we have to keep the SEALs' identities concealed, we can at least appreciate their dog!

Starbuck
05-04-2011, 12:00 PM
Wearing oxygen masks, the pooches have been trained to jump from aircraft at 25,000ft, before seeking out insurgents in hostile environments.

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3562677/Fearless-four-legged-war-hero.html#ixzz1LOrHrmsn

I don't think I could be trained to do that.

Gingersnap
05-04-2011, 12:25 PM
I don't think I could be trained to do that.

No kidding! Good boy! :)