Lots of interest, including an appearance on the John Stewart Show, in a book called Soldier Dogs by Maria Goodavage that was published a couple of weeks ago. The book details canines in the military. Apparently, there was a dog on the team when the US Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. I know that dogs are used to find landmines in Bosnia – they sniff them out and then sit by the landmine.
Goodavage, a former USA Today reporter and the news editor at Say Media’s Dogster.com, has been writing about dogs for years. When news broke of the raid that ended the life of Osama bin Laden, everyone wanted to know all about the intrepid canine member of the Navy SEALS team and other dogs who serve their country. With Goodavage’s background and her longstanding passion for the topic of military dogs, a book on man’s best friend on the modern battlefield was a natural fit.