Cats of War: The Pentagon's top-secret feline special-operations program, revealed.

Cats of War: The Pentagon's top-secret feline special-operations program, revealed.

Dubious and far-fetched ideas.
May 5 2011 6:26 PM

Cats of War

The Pentagon's top-secret feline special-operations program, revealed.

The American commando team that killed Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, reportedly included a dog, sparking furious speculation about the dog's identity and discussion of the role of canines in war. Less publicized—and far more essential to top-secret U.S. military operations—are cats.

.

Advertisement

.

Holly Allen is a Slate Web designer.

Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.

  Slate Plus
Politics
May 22 2015 11:14 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.