Sniffing Out Explosives

Hutto, Ben
May 2008
Soldiers;May2008, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p30
The article focuses on the use of search dogs to sniff out hidden explosives by the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT) at Forward Operating Base Hammer in Iraq. Sergeant 1st Class Tommy Jamison relates the skepticism of the soldiers and their unwillingness at first to accommodate the dogs. According to Sergeant Richard Miller, a dog can register and discern 10,000-40,000 scents at one time, which makes them perfect for detecting hidden contrabands that soldiers might overlook.


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