What are they really looking for? Obviously it's not terrorists. Different uses in Espionage? It's almost as though they're frantically searching for...'something' out there...
U.S. Chases Foreign Leaders’ DNA, WikiLeaks Shows
Foreign Potentates & Diplomats Beware: The United States Wants Your DNA.
If that chief of mission seemed a bit too friendly at the last embassy party, it might be because the State Department recently instructed U.S. diplomats to collect biometric identification on their foreign interlocutors. The search for the most personal information of all is contained in WikiLeaks’ latest publication of tens of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables. A missive from the Secretary of State’s office in April 2009 asked diplomats in Africa to step up their assistance to U.S. intelligence. Not only should diplomats in Burundi, Rwanda and Congo collect basic biographical information on the people they talk to — a routine diplomatic function — but they should also gather “fingerprints, facial images, DNA, and iris scans.”