Dogs Basically Winning the War on Terror

US Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marines fire at alleged Taliban fighers as their dog Miely run around outside new Mirage base, on the south of Musa Qala District, Helmand province on February 4, 2011. US-led NATO troops are under a deadline across Afghanistan to train local forces to take responsibility for their country's security by 2014. AFP PHOTO / DMITRY KOSTYUKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/2011 AFP

That special-ops dog that was involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound is but one of the canine warriors who are fighting terrorists around the world. "Wearing oxygen masks, the pooches have been trained to jump from aircraft at 25,000ft, before seeking out insurgents in hostile environments," the Sun reports. [Sun UK]