05 May '11, 2pm

More about the Navy Seal dog at Osama bin Laden raid (surely the nation's most courageous canine

"The capability they bring to the fight cannot be replicated by man or machine," says Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and a longtime advocate of more dogs in the military. "By all measures of performance, their yield outperforms any asset we have in our industry." There are many ways the dog could have helped the SEALs carry out the mission in Abbottabad, from checking bin Laden's compound for hidden explosives to sniffing out anyone hiding in a closet or a "spider hole," a la Saddam Hussein. "Dogs are very good at detecting people inside of a building," says Maj. William Roberts, who leads the Defense Department's Military Working Dog Center in Texas. Plus, if bin Laden or anyone else had tried to make a break for it, a dog would be useful for tracking him down, the Times adds, since a shepherd or a Malinois can run twice as fast as a human. "...

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