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EXCLUSIVE: This Is How the U.S. Militarys Massive Facial Recognition System Works

The militarys biometrics program, launched in 2004, initially focused on the collection and analysis of fingerprints. In a war without borders, uniforms, or defined lines of battle, knowing who is an enemy is essential, John D. Woodward, Jr., head of the DoDs biometrics department, wrote in a 2004 brief .