Cats of War
The Pentagon's top-secret feline special-operations program, revealed.
Posted Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 6:26 PM
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.
Click to view a slide-show essay on the cats of war.
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Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.