Military Dogs Play Roles in Iraq and Afghanistan

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The most famous example of military dogs is the Vietnam dogs who faithfully served American soldiers and then were abandoned to unknown fates after we left the country. But the grand tradition continues in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tags: afghanistan military military force iraq dogs We chain them, use them for experiments, eat them in some countries and make them wear funny sweaters in others. But we also use them to fight our wars and intimidate our detainees.

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Dogs Greet Soldier Returning from Iraq

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Happy Dogs This one is making the rounds. Happy Friday.

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Military Dogs Experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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I had read about military dogs who, after serving in a war zone, actually experienced post-traumatic stress disorder. Here is a profile of one such dog who served in Iraq. Tags: military dogs

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And Man Created Dog

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On Sunday, August 8 at 9PM ET/PT, And Man Created Dog on NGC traces the history of man’s best friend from its origins in the wild to the evolution of dogs as ultimate companions and even laborers. Now more about the great new show, AND MAN CREATED DOG !

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Welcome Home Mama & Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldiers Beloved Dogs

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If you are looking for a heartwarming, uplifting story, then you really need to add Welcome Home Mama and Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldier’s Beloved Dogs to your reading list. Pets In Iraq – Excerpt from Mama & Boris. books dogs

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Service Members Get a Second Chance with Service Dogs

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The Dublin Dog Foundation (DDF) has partnered with Freedom Service Dogs, Inc. The DDF will be raising $20,000 for the training and care of a service dog (including medical bills, training and food) which will be donated to one lucky war vet from the FSD group.

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Sen. Franken to Introduce Bill to Increase Use of Service Dogs for Vets

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Al Franken (suck on that Bill O'Reilly) has introduced a bill to increase the number of service dogs for vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. My bill will help train a statistically significant number of dogs to measure the benefits to veterans with physical and emotional wounds. The program would be monitored and refined over a three-year period to optimize its effectiveness. Frankly, I believe it is enough simply to improve the lives of those of whom we asked so much.

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