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Inside story of Cairo, the dog
that helped catch Osama bin Laden

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Posted By: MissMolly, 4/17/2020 4:45:34 AM

When Navy SEAL Will Chesney first met a military working dog named Cairo, he didn’t know this canine would be The One: a fearless warrior with a soft side, an attack dog who would know the difference between a baby and a bad guy, the lone non-human US soldier to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2011. Nope. Back on that fateful day in 2008, after Chesney decided to become a dog handler, he took his first instruction seriously — these dogs weren’t like pets. They were lethal weapons.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mythman 4/17/2020 5:17:44 AM (No. 382415)
Awesome story. Just one question - why was Cairo earlier in his career sent over a four-foot wall towards a tree line containing armed jihadists without being provided weapons support? The dog was consequently seriously wounded and barely made it back. Why this suicide mission? Am I missing something?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 4/17/2020 6:16:51 AM (No. 382443)
Still say that Binladen was dead years ago. This guy was some dude who was set up. The Seals landed 100 yards from a Pakistan military camp and didn't get any fire. Give me a break.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 4/17/2020 8:14:23 AM (No. 382511)
RIP Cairo - you did good.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: kiwinews 4/17/2020 10:25:14 AM (No. 382653)
Moving story. Good. Dog.
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