I Guess We Tucked This In.... For The Moment....
Obama Targets Military Meritocracy

Nick and Coot

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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nick Lacarra provides security in a field with his military working dog Coot during a patrol with Afghan Border Police in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 30, 2012. Lacarra is an improvised explosive device detection dog handler assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.   DoD photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder, U.S. Marine Corps.

[Sorry, but for my friends who know, I can't stop smiling that Cooter is back in Afghanistan or at least had a dog named after him...heh]