Annie Jacobsen: First Platoon-Modern War in the Age of Identity


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Annie Jacobsen is a prolific, award-winning author. Her latest work is FIRST PLATOON: A STORY OF MODERN WAR IN THE AGE OF IDENTITY DOMINANCE. In it, Jacobsen reveals the connection between young US Army men in Afghanistan and the Department of Defense’s quest to create the most powerful biometrics database in the world. You won’t want to miss this conversation. “…all of this calls into question our fourth amendment right, the right to privacy. And what I learned from some of these legal experts, legal scholars, is that these issues are being debated in the courts, bu that is happening at a snail's pace. Meanwhile, the biometric collection systems and all this data that's just being sucked up into the system is moving forward at science fiction like speed.” Annie Jacobsen is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of AREA 51; OPERATION PAPERCLIP; THE PENTAGON’S BRAIN; PHENOMENA; and SURPRISE, KILL, VANISH. Her work has been translated into ten languages.

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