May 6 2011
And we know how much Muslims loathe dogs!
ABC NEWS – Military dogs are highly trained, invaluable assets in the war on terror. They are capable of detecting explosives, finding enemies and chasing down anyone who tries to escape.
“The capability they [the dogs] bring to the fight cannot be replicated by man or machine,” said Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. “By all measures of performance, their yield outperforms any asset we have in our industry. Our Army would be remiss if we failed to invest more in this incredibly valuable resource.”
The dogs are a fighting force on four legs that are able to parachute into action, rappel into combat and swim into a skirmish. They are outfitted with protective body armor and a powerful bite. According to the U.S. Air Force, the bite from a German shepherd, one of the breeds used by the military, has a force between 400 and 700 pounds.