zap code


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Porter, a member of the British intelligence services, has been captured by US Marines in Afghanistan.
Porter : My name is John Porter, 34487566, ISAF zap code 807.

What does "zap code" mean here?
  • Egmont

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    English - U.S.
    ISAF is the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

    A "zap code" is a personal identifier used in the military. Its form varies from unit to unit. In the U.S. military it is longer and consists of both letters and numbers. I don't know about British or ISAF formats, but if this comes from a work of fiction (as I suspect, though you didn't say) it may not be 100 percent accurate in all its details.
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