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"Nobody wants to see the dogs get killed but if it's their life or a man's it is obvious which the CO would prefer."

War stinks, but I'd have to agree with the above statement.
 

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I don't like that these dogs are being put in harms way just as much as I don't like that our men and women are being put in harms way. But I have to agree with the above statement also.
 

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Sorry to say but yes. I also agree. Let's all remember that as much as we love and pamper our pets. These are working dogs and as far as I'm concerned, I'm proud of them.
Let's see one of those 'designer dogs' do this!
 

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What about law enforcement dogs? Isn't this basicly the same thing?
 

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Originally Posted By: ddExcept that people can choose to join the army, and dogs are given no choice whatsoever.

K9s, SAR dogs, Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs...etc etc etc.

None of them are asked either.


I think, it is sad and I wish there could be another way and, maybe someday there will be. But for now, I agree with their choice.
 

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This story has The Sun as it's source, which is like believing the National Enquirer.

The SAS do not advertise their strategies, tactics or intentions any more than the US SEALS, Delta Force or Green Berets would do.
 

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Originally Posted By: PeddersThis story has The Sun as it's source, which is like believing the National Enquirer.

The SAS do not advertise their strategies, tactics or intentions any more than the US SEALS, Delta Force or Green Berets would do.
When I read that I was like "why are they giving away their plan? That sounds pretty stupid for an organization like the freakin' SAS"
 

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I already saw this on the Sun's site last week. Like someone said, the Sun is like our National Enquirer....
 

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If this actually takes place, it should be interesting to see how many dogs survive the drop since supposedly it's never been done before. If they can make drones that fly, can't they come up with something similar to use on the ground?

If the Taliban freaks out about dogs as much as the POW's did before it was declared inhumane to intimidate them with the dogs, the dogs being dropped won't have much work to do.
 

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Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAANIs the Telegraph also like the Sun--->Like the Enquirer?
No, it's a reputable newspaper but please note that there report is just passing on what was reported in the Sun, with no further information.
 
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Re: UNITED KINGDOM WANTS TO DROP GSD's INTO WAR ZO

Originally Posted By: raysmomIf this actually takes place, it should be interesting to see how many dogs survive the drop since supposedly it's never been done before.
Freefall drops aka HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) drops haven't (to my knowledge anyway) been done before, however, static line drops have been done many times over since WWII. The dogs survive that just fine. Since they would be dropped from a higher altitude in a HALO jump their chances of survival would, if anything, go up because their handler would have more time to correct any problem.
 

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Re: UNITED KINGDOM WANTS TO DROP GSD's INTO WAR ZO

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Originally Posted By: raysmomIf this actually takes place, it should be interesting to see how many dogs survive the drop since supposedly it's never been done before.
Freefall drops aka HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) drops haven't (to my knowledge anyway) been done before, however, static line drops have been done many times over since WWII. The dogs survive that just fine. Since they would be dropped from a higher altitude in a HALO jump their chances of survival would, if anything, go up because their handler would have more time to correct any problem.
the French air drop thier dogs in

I'd have to say if they are really planning to do this and they proved that it would work then they should do it
 

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I hope the dogs meet with a great deal of success, and as a product of the Vietnam era, I can say they saved so many lives.
 

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If they are truly planning on using dogs in this way, and considering the source, that may or may not be the case, then I would wonder how successful the dogs would be in this capacity, particularly in a Muslim country.

I think chances are, the second the enemy spots these dogs, they will be shot on sight. I know that in Iraq, they are terrified of the working dogs. One of the handlers here, who just returned from Iraq, said the first words he learned in Arabic was "Shoot the dog first!" so he would know that when he heard it, it was time to get his dog out of there as all **** was about to break loose.

The military, both in the US and the UK, are working on improving and finding new ways of using working dogs in theater. US troops are back to experimenting with off-leash / remote tracking dogs - not sure how successfully.
 

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So whether this is true or not i think it's a sad situation to think of GSD's dying but it makes me proud that the breed i consider "mine" has the intelligence and skills to do something this dangerous. It's america's third favorite dog and also one used most frequently for so many different jobs.When do you ever hear of a golden retriever or a lab taking down a perp or jumping out of planes lol.
 
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