America's Bravest DogsHow special operations canines –like the one who helped track down Osama Bin Laden – are used in combat

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Updated: Thursday May 12, 2011 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Susan Keating


There was always the chance that the assault would be overwhelmed by superior firepower on the ground in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Adds the source, "The dog was likely there to assist in an ad-hoc battle damage assessment."