“Conan would crawl up and let you feed him a bonbon,” said Ken Licklider, a canine trainer and prior Air Force master sergeant. When you picture the canine, who participated and was injured in the raid that killed Baghdadi, sweet and cuddly is the last image to cross your mind. Licklider says that even the Belgian Malinois’s trained to attack insurgents have a softer side. These driven animals however are trained to be fierce and fearless and have been replacing the German Shepherd. While the German Shepherd is usually more intelligent, ““I want the ones that storm the beach under a hail of machine gun fire and think they’re going to live through it” says Licklider.