AMERICAN WAR DOG A POW?
Taliban Claim Capture of Four-Legged Warrior
By Harold Hutchison
The Taliban is claiming to have another American POW – coming almost five years after Bowe Berghdahl was captured by the insurgent group in June 2009.
According to reports from AFP and Breitbart News, the Taliban have shown a video of what they claim to be an American military working dog (MWD). The Taliban also displayed firearms and other equipment they have captured. The Taliban claim the MWD was captured in Laghman province.
MWDs have faced a fair amount of danger. From May 2010 to 13 September, 2011, 14 MWDs were killed, six wounded, and three were MIA. Dogs also face greater danger due to the fact that many Moslems view dogs as unclean.