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War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love
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Kirsten  (kmcripn) Dogs were not officially made a part of the U.S. military until 1942. But their history of working on battlefields worldwide stretches back much further. Today, American military working dogs detect improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, with remarkable accuracy. They also provide comfort to men and women in uniform suffering emotional and physical wounds of war. But they are not always given the recognition that journalist Rebecca Frankel believes they deserve. When she began her weekly column on U.S. war dogs in 2010, she found that many were unaware of the critical role they can play in U.S. military missions. Frankel joins Diane to take us inside the world of war dogs.

Kirsten  (kmcripn) How To Adopt A Military Working Dog

Many listeners were moved by today’s show on war dogs and asked how to adopt a canine whose military career is over. The Defense Department’s official adoption website ( has important information about the adoption program and process. To complete an application,

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