Dogs graduate from bomb-sniffing school

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  • Friday, 12 Aug 2005

FRONT ROYAL, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Thursday paid tribute to one of America's most useful weapons in the war on terrorism -- the nose of a well-trained dog. 

Chertoff presided over a graduation ceremony for 10 dogs and their trainers, handing out badges on dog collars at the Customs and Border Protection Canine Enforcement Training Center. After having completed a 13-week program, the dogs will be used to sniff out bombs, drugs and people trying to sneak into the country. 

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