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11 of the bravest dogs in history

By: Noel Kirkpatrick on May 23, 2011, 12:10 p.m.
British Army dog handlers check vehicles as they arrive at Basra Airport in Iraq

Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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Dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan

Many types of dogs serve in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but they are especially helpful in bomb and drug detection operations. Many of the dogs are killed in combat, the result of explosions or confrontations with insurgent forces.