In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Mark Antony implores a Roman horde to “cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.”
But a lot of time has passed since then. And it’s unlikely any Afghanistan insurgents ever read Shakespeare in the first place. But the Taliban are very familiar with the “dogs of war.”
In fact, dogs trained right here in Arizona are often the only thing that stands between the insurgents’ weapon of choice and survival for U.S. soldiers and marines — IEDs. Booby traps set off to kill Americans still on patrol in Afghanistan.