War Dogs: A Modern Breed of Heroes (Paperback)
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One man and his four-legged friends go to war in Afghanistan; a ten-year battle against enemies seen and unseen
In Afghanistan, sometimes all that stands between coalition troops and death or serious injury is a dog. Highly trained dogs and their handlers search for improvised explosive devices or hidden weapons out on patrol with combat troops.
It's a perilous job, often putting them right in the firing line, and making them high priority targets for the Taliban insurgents they're fighting.
Shane Bryant, a former Australian Army dog handler, spent 10 years in Afghanistan, working with elite American special forces alongside his four-legged buddies, Ricky and Benny, and managing teams of dogs and handlers.
War Dogs is Shane's story - a riveting tale of handlers and their dogs in combat, and a brutally honest account of how a decade as a contract warrior took its toll on Shane's personal life and his mental health, and how he found hope again.