The national ID card wasn’t enough

The Department of Homeland Security has decided that having national ID cards isn’t enough; now we have to have international ID cards. The U.S. is working with Great Britain and 26 other countries to use the same biometric chips in those countries’ passports as the new chip which will be used in U.S. passports, so that the U.S. can easily read them.

The Independent reports that “The American government has said it wants 27 [countries] to issue new passports by 26 October this year containing a computer chip and a digital photograph.”