The Afghan National Army Air Force (ANAAF) is utilizing biometrics as a way to improve upon the military branch’s accountability, according to a NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan article. While there was no system for those entering the military before, the ANAAF now has a system that collects a digital picture, a thumb print and an iris scan that will be kept on file.
Military officials are hoping the new data collection will help identify absent members of the military and track drug use violations. To help with the accountability among soldiers, the ANAAF is considering urine testing for marijuana, cocaine, meth-amphetamines and heroin.
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