By now most of us have heard the news that a dog named “Cairo” was part of the Navy SEAL team that took out bin Laden. It is comforting to know that the “nations most courageous dog” and other four-legged friends put in harm’s way have undergone extensive training and been outfitted with top of the line equipment. MSNBC reported the armor can cost upward of $30,000 and that last year, the military spent $86,000 on four tactical vests to outfit Navy SEAL dogs.
To some this might seem like an obscene amount of money to spend protecting dogs but, “no amount of money can replace the life of a canine that saves the precious lives of our troops in harm’s way” – Luis Reyes (The Navy’s first Master Military Working Dog Trainer). I will sleep a little easier tonight knowing these protectors are protected.
What will they think of next?