The dogs of war

The term “dogs of war” comes from the play “Julius Caesar,” written by William Shakespeare in 1599. Shakespeare used the play to describe the devastation and madness caused by war.

“Julius Caesar” marks the final moments of the Roman Republic, which later resulted in the rise of the Roman Empire. The dogs I am talking about, however, had nothing to do with the fall of the Roman Republic, but rather their contribution to the success of our democracy.

Military dogs are trained for specific jobs — bomb sniffing, search and rescue, trackers and messengers. Other dogs, trapped in a war zone, just bring comfort and joy to the soldiers. During the Revolutionary War, dogs often accompanied their owners to provide consolation and

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