Legislation to Help Military Dogs Return to U.S.
Washington Times reports that “the U.S. military prides itself on ‘leaving no man behind,’ but it’s been a different story for some of its war dogs.”
“America’s fighting canines, who undoubtedly saved many lives in battle by detecting hidden bombs, do not always make it home during the long war on terrorism for a variety of reasons. Some were retired overseas, making them ‘civilians’ ineligible for military-funded transportation back to the States.”
The report continues: “Now Congress has stepped in. Tucked inside the 2016 Defense Department budget bill signed by President Obama is a new law that directs the military to bring home all working dogs stateside if they are being retired.”