Latest news from NATO is about the new K-9 (canine) program that can save lives. This has been put in Kabul, in Afghanistan’s Mine Detection and Dog Center (MDC). Specialized dog trainers have been working with the dogs to “search for a wide variety of explosives, different chemicals that make explosives, and parts used in making improvised bombs and land mines,” since the region is subject to improvised explosive devices (IED) and landmines. If the dogs are successful at drug detection, border security and riot control, the situation is likely to significantly improve. This is clearly good news for all the people of Afghanistan and those working toward a better region, like Afghan activist Hamed Wardak.