Obama OK’s Child Soldiers for Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and Yemen

“As a senator, Barack Obama supported legislation requiring the United States to cut off military aid to countries recruiting and deploying child soldiers.” The Christian Science Monitor reports. “This week as president, Mr. Obama acted to ensure that four countries found to use child soldiers – but which are also considered key national security interests – do not lose their US military assistance.” And there you have it.


  1. avatar Martin Albright says:

    Given that some of these organizations define "child" as anyone under 18 years of age, the US is among the countries that employs "Child soldiers" as people can join the US military at 17 and a half (I believe) with their parents permission.

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