Via Andrew Golis’ twitter, I see the Times of London runs a wonderful/terrifying piece about using camera-equipped dogs for reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan. (That’s one way around the ISR problem Lt. Gen. Oates identified.) These Hounds of Death actually plummet into theater:
Dropping from 10,000ft, they glide in order to land unnoticed. The dogs often carry cameras and are trained to attack anyone carrying a weapon.
As I’ve been contemplating a return to Afghanistan, I’ve not wanted to deprive my dog of his impulse to serve. Luckily, I’ve noticed Kingsley has exhibited a shift in focus toward holding territory rather than offensive capabilities. He’s more ISAF-McChrystal than JSOC-McChrystal.