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From noted foreign policy journalist Rebecca Frankel comes a touching work on man's best friend in the battlefield.

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In War Dogs, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting, her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs' special abilities—from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. The history of dogs in the U.S. military is long and rich, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs who lead patrols hunting for IEDs today.

Frankel interviewed not only handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq but also top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In a post-9/11 world rife with terrorist threats, nothing is more effective than a bomb-sniffing dog and his handler. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must-listen for all dog lovers—military and otherwise.

"Military aficionados as well as dog lovers will learn from and enjoy from this study of canine commandos and the service people who count on them." ---Publishers Weekly

"An exceptionally interesting and surprisingly moving book." ---The Washington Post
New York Times Bestseller

War Dogs

Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love

Author Rebecca Frankel

Narrated by Tanya Eby

Publication date Dec 31, 2014

Running time 8 hrs 6 min

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