05 May '11, 2am

#dogs

#dogs

Among the unnamed heroes in the raid on the Abbottabad compound where Osama Bin Laden was found and killed on Sunday is one bomb-sniffing German shepherd or Belgian Malinois whose identity is being closely guarded. The dog who was part of the Navy Seal team is one of some 600 canines serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their training by Navy Seal teams and other Special Operations units is, says the New York Times , top secret. While the main duties of the dogs are to find explosives -- dogs can beat the best machines and certainly humans at detecting bombs -- and to conduct searches and patrols, dogs also can provide a "psychological deterrent," according to Tech Sgt. Kelly A. Mylott, the kennel master at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. As any jogger knows, if you're running, and running away, a dog is sure to run after you (and catch up). Dogs can be trained to run afte...

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More about the Navy Seal dog at Osama bin Laden...

mnn.com 05 May '11, 2pm

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mnn.com 05 May '11, 7pm

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A Military Dog Took Down Osama Bin Laden?

A Military Dog Took Down Osama Bin Laden?

ecorazzi.com 05 May '11, 7pm

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mnn.com 06 May '11, 4pm

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Bin Laden "Home Videos" Released by US

Bin Laden "Home Videos" Released by US

care2.com 07 May '11, 7pm

US officials have released five clips from videos found in Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The videos ...

High Levels of Flame Retardants Found in Dogs

treehugger.com 27 Apr '11, 5pm

Researchers at Indiana University have found flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at levels five to ten times higher ...

High Levels of Flame Retardants Found in Dogs :...

treehugger.com 27 Apr '11, 5pm

Researchers at Indiana University have found flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at levels five to ten times higher ...

Breaking: Osama bin Laden is dead

climateprogress.org 02 May '11, 2am

Breaking: Osama bin Laden is dead May 1, 2011 Live stream of Obama here circa 11:15 pm. Congressional and administration o...