- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Rebecca Frankel
Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent
Almost exactly one month ago, Osha, a military dog in the RAAF gave birth to 17 (yes, 17!) puppies. The litter, consisting of 11 males and six females, was the largest in the program’s history. But all 17 puppies were born happy and healthy. And, from the photos, it looks like Mama Osha is going to have her paws full…
Rebecca Frankel is senior editor, special projects at Foreign Policy. Her forthcoming book War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love comes out on Oct. 14 from Palgrave Macmillan.