ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rebecca Frankel has been writing about war dogs since 2010, starting with her Friday column called “Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week.” Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and elsewhere. She has appeared as a guest on Conan, PBS Newshour, BBC World News, and the Diane Rehm Show, among others. Most recently she was executive editor of Foreign Policy magazine. Frankel lives in Washington, D.C. with her dog Dyngo, a former military working dog who is now happily retired from his bomb-sniffing career in the Air Force.
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