War dogs have, indeed, served the nation well and saved many lives. Dogs continue to serve to protect Americans both in combat zones and in homeland security roles.

General Colin L. Powell
... USA (Retired)

The capability they (Military Working Dogs) bring to the fight cannot be replicated by man or machine. By all measures of performance their yield outperforms any asset we have in our inventory. Our Army (and military) would be remiss if we failed to invest more in this incredibly valuable resource.

General David H. Petraeus

Technology, like the electronic frequency jammers used in Iraq to prevent bombs from being detonated by cell phones or TV remotes, has been successful, but the highest detection rates were still achieved using K-9 units and trained handlers.

LT. General Michael L.Oates

I often used war dogs in Vietnam in perilous areas where they quite literally saved many lives. There is no doubt that war dogs deserve to be recognized and honored for their service to our country and the National War Dog Team Monument is a most fitting tribute.

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
USA (Retired)

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