U.S. soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are depending on various biometric devices and the enrollment of Afghani citizens into their databases to better tell civilians from militants and other criminals in the area, according to a CJTF-101 article.
Among the biometrics the soldiers collect are all fingerprints, a facial scan and iris scans of each eye.
Samples aren’t just being collected from the individual’s or detainees being enrolled, however, as the soldiers are entering fingerprint information from various devices found to be involved with militants and entering those into the databases so that anyone later entered matching the collected information can be connected to the crime.
Military officials have reported on how such systems make their day-to-day lives much easier while deployed and will continue to do so as they reach towards their goal of enrolling a total of 1.65 million Afghanis.
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