Belgian Malinois: Seal Team 6’s Secret

Published: May 5, 2011

Belgian Malinois: Seal Team 6’s Secret, Canine team member elite U.S. Navy SEALs found leader of al-Qaida was probably a German shepherd or Malinois
It has already been a lot of feverish speculation slightly on training and tactics of the elite 79 U.S. Navy Seals who raided hideout of Osama bin Laden. Now this has extended to members the least-finals announced their team: a military dog.

A series of reports, so far unidentified canine was lowered into the compound from a helicopter while strapped to a member of the human team. It was probably necessary to verify concealed explosives or perhaps to seek bin Laden if the house contains a secret hiding place.

Although the presence of the dog immediately following the assault, few new details have emerged. The brave dog was probably a German shepherd or Belgian Malinois similar appearance, the New York Times, citing anonymous military sources.

Armies around the world increasingly use dogs. British forces in Afghanistan and Iraq have become heavily dependent on sniffer dogs, often spaniel breeds, to track bombs and booby traps.

Pentagon chief center for military dogs working at the base Lackland Air Force in Texas told the New York Times that the dog could have checked the compound of explosives, or was included in the case of Ben Laden was hiding in a shelter underground, as with Saddam Hussein when he was captured.

“Dogs are very good at detecting people inside a building,” said Major William Roberts.

The Pentagon would have about 2,700 dogs, mostly bought in Europe, where the best breeding lines for such work are usually based.



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