In a weird twist of logic, Camp Lejeune has banned pit bulls and other "agressive" dogs from its base housing.
The ban comes after a 3-year-old boy was fatally bitten last May in base housing by a pit bull owned by a family friend from off base who was visiting.
Flateau said the "brutal, violent attack" prompted the change and added that in the past year there have been 12 reported dog attacks on base.
"To the extent possible, we want to prevent unnecessary injuries resulting from dangerous or potentially dangerous animals," Flateau said. "These specific breeds present an unreasonable risk to the health and safety of our residents."
Maybe it's wartime paranoia? A dog can pose an unreasonable risk to the health and safety of the Marines that regularly ship out to Iraq and Afghanistan?
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But hey, nothing is more important than the lives of our soldiers.