Saturday, May 7, 2011

Did you use U.S. a dog in the attack on Bin Laden?

Barcelona (Editorial) .- The identity of the 80 members of the Navy SEALs who participated in the operation against Osama bin Laden remains a secret Abbottabad. The media no longer speculate about that, just on a day when the U.S. president, Barack Obama, is scheduled to visit Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the military base from which the now famous "Team 6" .

Of these 80 members of the command, known now only a detail of one of them walks on all fours. And is that the members of the command that killed the leader of Al Qaeda could have a dog. The news, according to the journal Slate, first appeared in the British tabloid The Sun, although of great prestige newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post also echoed this in its pages.

Precisely, the Times said was the first who has described the dog as "the bravest dog in the nation." The news has not been confirmed nor denied by the U.S. military although it has been explained that the use of dogs in this type of operation is common. Military sources consulted by the U.S.

media are agreed that it may be a German shepherd or a Belgian shepherd malinois. Also according to military sources, the dogs are by far the best tools to detect hidden explosives, which in recent conflicts have involved two-thirds of U.S. casualties. Dogs have proven to be much better than people or machines to quickly find bombs, explained these sources.

Currently there are 600 dogs serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflicts by estaodunidense Army, a number expected to grow substantially in the next year. The military uses a variety of races, but by far the most common are German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois, which "are the best overall combination of keen sense of smell, endurance, speed, strength, courage, intelligence and ability adapt to almost any climatic conditions, as explained in a newsletter of the American Canine military unit.

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