US military dogs got seats on planes heading out of Afghanistan as Kabul fell to the Taliban. Many Afghan interpreters and facilitators, as well as ordinary citizens, were not so lucky.
Places were saved on evacuating US military aircraft for life-saving canines on Sunday. The military dogs carried out countless potentially lethal missions as bomb sniffers.
Some observers, however, criticize that decision, noting that the evacuation of the dogs appears more important than the Afghan nationals who’ve been working for the U.S. military.
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THANK YOU FOR EVACUATING THE MILITARY DOGS! THE REMBERANCE OF THE DOGS LEFT IN VIETNAM STILL HAUNTS. THESE BRAVE ANIMALS DEPEND COMPLETELY ON THIER HANDLERS, THEY SERVED TOO. THE DOGS SAVED LIVES ON PATROL AND IN SNIFFING FOR EXPLOSIVES. THEY ARE HIGHLY TRAINED AND WILL GO ON TO SERVE THE US IN MORE DEPLOYMENTS. THEY ARE PART OF THE US MILITARY, AND WE SHOULD NEVER LEAVE OUR MILITARY BEHIND.
YES THE EVACUATION OF PEOPLE IS A MESS AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN PLANNED WITH MORE CARE. YES WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THOSE PEOPLE. BUT WE ALSO HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE DOGS THAT ALSO WERE WILLING TO LAY DOWN THIER LIVES FOR THE US.
DEFINITLY WE SHOULD HELP THE PEOPLE, BUT THAT ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT MEAN WE SHOULD LEAVE THE DOGS BEHIND!
The dogs are essential defense weapons just as a gun is. They have saved countless lives detecting bombs etc during wars and other hostile events as well as finding humans.
Dogs spend a long time training for their work and you can’t just go down to the animal shelter and pick up another one. To send out our soldiers on a mission without their dogs is equivalent to not taking a rifle. They are there to help save lives, whether its
the troop they are with or yours.