"The purpose of this paper is to examine the current military working dog (MWD) program, its historical roots, and the possibility for expansion of the program in future. Current service MWD programs will be discussed, as well as possible models for change. The primary focus of this paper will be on the potential roles that MWDs perform in helping the United States-armed forces and those of our friends a allies engaged in low intensity conflict situations/environments. It must a be kept in mind, that as our service manpower end strengths decline, our military missions will remain. This requires careful examination of all resources and combat multipliers available, to include MWDs."
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