Afghanistan: sensitive data left by Americans in Taliban hands

LThe impressive arsenal abandoned by the West and the routed Afghan army is not the primary concern of the American intelligence services: there is of course the specter of a return of Islamist terrorists to their former Taliban haven, but also a few dozens of high-tech devices responding to the acronym HIIDE, for “Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment”. Introduced in Afghanistan in 2010 and already used during the raid against Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad the following year, these instruments were intended to identify people posing a threat to the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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