Friday, October 22, 2010

The Best Bomb Detector Is A Dog

It took six years and 19 billion (yes, check that, billion with a b) dollars for the United States government to "discover" what they already knew:  that the best bomb detection unit is a dog.

Only the Pentagon could pull that off.

With all their fancy military equipment, they still only find about 50% of IEDs planted in the Middle East.  

When soldiers work with a dog, that number increases to a whopping 80%.

They've tried metal detectors, radio jammers, drones and infrared cameras on spy planes to try and detect IEDs planted by insurgents in Afghanistan, but none of that comes close to what a dog's nose can do.

Is anyone really surprised?

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