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.
There are much better books on war dogs out there. Try Trident K9 Warriors. Rebecca Frankel's book focus only the surface of the working dog world. I honnor her hard work creating this book. I have 3 of this dogs that live in my home and each day I see how complex thier are. This is just my take, but I have been lucky enought to have daily interaction with these great dogs. It may be a great read for someone who is lookind to breaking the surface the of this very important part of the way war is being waged today. My take on this book is worth what you paid for it. All books that have had this much hard work put into them like this one have value. Thanks to Frankel for trying to show how important this dogs are for saving Americans at war.