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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: bomb-sniffing dogs get called to action

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent No one should be surprised to see more bomb-sniffing dogs on the streets of Manhattan this week after the botched Time Square bombing attempt. In the last few months there have a been a number of bomb-related incidents worldwide that have put these dogs on high alert. ...

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Top photo Yana Paskova/Getty Images

By Rebecca Frankel
Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent

No one should be surprised to see more bomb-sniffing dogs on the streets of Manhattan this week after the botched Time Square bombing attempt. In the last few months there have a been a number of bomb-related incidents worldwide that have put these dogs on high alert.

By Rebecca Frankel
Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent

No one should be surprised to see more bomb-sniffing dogs on the streets of Manhattan this week after the botched Time Square bombing attempt. In the last few months there have a been a number of bomb-related incidents worldwide that have put these dogs on high alert.

Above, a NYC police officer and his dog, Buster, survey the subway station on the corner of 42nd Street and 7th Avenue in Times Square on May 3.

A police officer and canine colleague patrol the Lubyanka metro station in Moscow after the fatal subway bombings in March.

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Outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore a bomb-sniffing dog works with Indian forensic officers on April 17. Two small bombs exploded near the cricket stadium, injuring three others.

DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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