Selected interviews.

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Here & Now, WBUR

In an interview with co-host Robin Young, Rebecca Frankel discusses her experience adopting Dyngo, the retired Air Force military working dog who deployed to combat three times in Afghanistan.

February 2019

NewsHour's Margaret Warner sits down with Rebecca Frankel, author of War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History and Love, to talk about all things Military Working Dogs. Some 2,500 dogs have accompanied American warriors on patrol and in close combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tasks like bomb detection and protection demand dedication to their human handlers, with whom they often form a special bond in the face of danger.

December 2014

PBS NewsHour

Margaret Warner continues her conversation with Rebecca to discuss the key role war dogs play in Afghanistan where they help sniff out IEDs. She asks: What happens when a dog's handler is killed while on duty?

Team Coco: "Conan"

Conan O'Brien talks War Dogs!

Guests actor Timothy Olyphant, author Rebecca Frankel, Military Working Dog Handler Charlie Hardesty, and musical performance by the Punch Brothers.,

February 2015

PBS NewsHour

Team Coco: "Conan"

Part II: Conan can't resist retired war dog Robbie.

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Rebecca Frankel talked about her book, War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love, in which she discusses the history of canine warriors going back to 1942. She also describes the use of dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan. During this event held at
the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., Frankel spoke with The Atlantic's James Fallows.

October 2014

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The Diane Rehm Show

American military working dogs detect improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, with remarkable accuracy. They also provide comfort to men and women in uniform. But they are not always given the recognition that journalist Rebecca Frankel believes they deserve. Frankel joins Diane to take us inside the world of war dogs.

October 2014

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BBC World News America

The U.S. military has a long and rich history of using dogs to wage war. With their heightened sense of smell and their ability to be trained for dangerous tasks, dogs have proven their worth on the battlefield and saved countless lives as a result. Author and military expert Rebecca Frankel joined Katty Kay on BBC World News America to discuss her book War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love and the role of dogs in warfare.

October 2014