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Could Navy SEAL Dogs Be Used in the War on Drugs?

October 05, 2019 by Erik Kain

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.

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