The Joint Chiefs of Staff approved the “Genehound” early in 1980, making this the first official ‘black program’ of the Reagan presidency. Project Genehound was intended as a substitute for the then mothballed “Watchtower” series of mutanthunting
combat robots. However, the Genehound Project’s first’s successful ‘pups’ didn’t enter service until the first Gulf War, at a time when human/mutant relations had warmed considerably. The psi-capable, intelligent canine humanoids never became the mutant
hunters Ronald Reagan intended them to be; instead the artificial Genehound species had a chance to become something better.
The Genehound program’s goal was to create a genetically engineered super-soldier by mixing human and canine DNA. The intent was to create soldiers with the intelligence, flexibility and imagination of human troops, but the strength, ferocity and tracking ability of military working dogs. Though it took more than a decade, and more than 3 billion dollars redirected from the SDI budget, Project: Genehound succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.
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