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Dogs of modern war, part 3: WWII and the Dogs for Defense

It was clear during World War I, that the United States’ allies and enemies had already recognized the value of training dogs for war, yet the U.S. still was unaware of their significance.  While the Army had no plans to train dogs when the U.S. entered World War II, they would be thankful for having dogs with them in the war during its conclusion.  Anna Walker, the author of “Dogs and National Defense”, recounts the events that put the dog in the U.S. military.

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