Dogs, not drones and metal detectors, are 'best bomb-detectors' in US

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Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): There's nothing in the U.S. arsenal for bomb detection more powerful than a dog's nose, says the leader of the Pentagon's multibillion military task force to stop improvised bombs.

Despite a slew of gagdets, the American military only locates about 50 percent of the improvised explosives planted in Afghanistan and Iraq.

However, that number jumps to 80 percent when U.S. and Afghan patrols take dogs along for a sniff-heavy walk, reports ABC News.

"Dogs are the best detectors," Lieutenant General Michael Oates, the commander of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, told the conference, National Defense reports. (ANI)

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