Handlers step in after dog develops extremist views
“He communicated mostly through memes and by unfriending dogs publicly."
By As For Class
WASHINGTON — Dogs across the military are radicalizing at alarming rates, according to a recent Pentagon study.
“No one wants to think their own dog could cross that line,” said an official on the Joint Staff, yet service members are realizing that they need to start having difficult conversations.
Among those mentioned in the study is Sergeant Jaws, a working dog stationed in Texas who joined the military and became radicalized after being fired from an airport security job.
“He tricked a woman in the security line into slipping off her shoes,” said Airman Elizabeth Williams, his handler. “He could no longer discern the difference between shoes and chew toys. He almost swallowed the first shoe before we got to him.”
Williams counseled him over the incident, though he complained it made him feel neutered.
“I told him that he already was neutered. His response was a series of nonsensical barks. Then he peed on himself and left.”
But Sergeant Jaws began spending more time alon…