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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Arthur the Athlete Dog

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent NPR's Bill Chappell reported a story this week that seems befitting of the day following Thanksgiving -- ...

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: WWII Correspondent Ernie Pyle Loved MWDs

During the writing of War Dogs I read a lot of books about dogs -- a lot -- and I also read a lot of ...

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: A Veteran and His Therapy Dog, Iris

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent It was not love at first sight. When Kent Phyfe first saw Iris, a diminutive black Labrador ...

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Guest war dog of the week: ‘Mike’ of Parris Island, a World War II terrier

Rebecca has run away to join the media circus over her war dog book, which is surging on Amazon. Americans may be tired of war, ...

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Portrait of a Confederate Soldier and His Dog

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent The Library of Congress has an expansive and truly mesmerizing collection of online archives -- most captivating, ...

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Zac and Zoey, Chaplain Service Dogs

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent Chap. Maj. Karen Hallett goes to work at Fort Bliss in Texas with a little extra help ...

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Good-bye, Benga, You’ll Be Missed

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent Earlier this week, I saw the news that Benga, a military working dog formerly stationed at the ...

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WDotW: Actually, No, There Are No Military Dogs Left Behind

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent In the free-for-all that constitutes information sharing in the age of Twitter, Face Book, and personal blogs, ...

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