Gizmodo has a write-up on the “badass” Navy SEAL dogs used in the operation to kill Osama bin Laden:
Navy SEAL dogs are badasses, yes. But did you know some of them have titanium fangs, designed to rip through enemy protective armor?
That titanium grill runs $2,000 per tooth. The end result, US military dog trainer Alex Dunbar tells The Daily, is that being bitten is “like being stabbed four times at once with a bone crusher.” Hard. Core.
As Radley Balko has pointed out before, some SWAT teams across America are already more militarized than the military. So my concern when I see this “badass” technology on these dogs is that it’s probably fairly easy to start equipping police dogs this way.