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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Friday photo from Patrol Base Habib

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent Here’s a photo selection from the war-dog road, we’ll go back to regular programming with next week’s post. In the above photo, Cpl. Javier Gandia, gives MWD TTroy some love. ‘I’m just a dog lover, TTroy is a great dog,’ says Cpl. Javier Gandia, 22, fire team ...

Staff Sgt. Robert Storm
Staff Sgt. Robert Storm
Staff Sgt. Robert Storm

By Rebecca Frankel
Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent

Here's a photo selection from the war-dog road, we'll go back to regular programming with next week's post.

In the above photo, Cpl. Javier Gandia, gives MWD TTroy some love.

By Rebecca Frankel
Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent

Here’s a photo selection from the war-dog road, we’ll go back to regular programming with next week’s post.

In the above photo, Cpl. Javier Gandia, gives MWD TTroy some love.

‘I’m just a dog lover, TTroy is a great dog,’ says Cpl. Javier Gandia, 22, fire team leader, from San Juan, Puerto Rico. ‘It’s cool to be deployed and still play with a dog.’

‘The Marines are very pleased with my dog, TTroy," said Cpl. Derrick Magee, 21, TTroy’s handler. "He helps keep us alive and I keep him happy…’"

Rebecca Frankel, on leave from her FP desk, is currently working on a book about military working dogs to be published by Free Press.

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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