DoD to Mitigate ‘Ghost’ Afghan Forces Through Verification, Biometric Registration – Executive Gov

The Defense Department has said several efforts are underway to address so-called "ghost" soldiers in Afghanistan such as person-by-person verification and biometric registration, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said in a letter to DoD that there are gaps between the number of assigned Afghan forces and the actual head count of persons in service, Phillip Wellman wrote.

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