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The Afghan biometrics program was formally established in late 2009 to collect the fingerprints, iris scans, and facial images of Afghan national security forces. The program's initial goal was to keep criminals and Taliban insurgents from infiltrating the army and police force. But information sharing with partners like the FBI is also a key component of the program. The fully portable biometrics equipment includes laptop computers and digital fingerprint and retina scanners. Kabul, Afghanistan, November 1, 2010.
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