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Thailand Using DNA Tests to Combat Insurgents

Thailand's military government has introduced a new strategy to curb the insurgency that has rumbled on in the country's jungle-blanketed deep south for more than a decade: DNA swabbing. The government has been widely panned for mishandling the economy and undermining democracy, but the top brass who seized power a year ago can point to a drop of more than 50 percent in attacks by Muslim Malay rebels across the restive region. The police chief put in charge by the junta of the...

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