Must-see morning clip: America's bomb-sniffing dogs

"60 Minutes" shows what goes into training the military's most elite animals

By Prachi Gupta
Published July 22, 2013 1:31PM (EDT)
   (Credit: Don Lee, 60 Minutes)
(Credit: Don Lee, 60 Minutes)

Bomb-sniffing dogs "have been used more than ever" since 9/11, reports "60 Minutes'" Lara Logan, "because nothing has proven more effective against hidden bombs than the nose of a working dog."

The news program offered a rare glimpse into the training of the elite dogs on Sunday, interviewing
Green Beret Chris Corbin and his dog, Ax, who led their unit through a battlefield filled with hidden bombs in Afghanistan.

Corbin says that the dogs feel "invincible."

"We don't train them to fail," he told Logan.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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