Special Forces' Parachuting Recruit Is a Dog

Dogs, used for companions, search and rescue efforts and to aid the handicapped, have added parachuting to their list of skills. Austria's explosive sniffing dog joined NATO forces in Norway's Operation Cold Response exercises. Strapped to his handler, the dog plunged 10,000 feet from a transport plane over Narvik, Norway. The Austrians' Belgian Shepherd dogs appeared to be perfectly calm both before and during the jump, according to a reporter with Central European News agency. "They...Full Story
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