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Children at War

Children at War - 06 edition

Children at War - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9780520248762

ISBN10: 0520248767

Children at War by P.W. Singer - ISBN 9780520248762
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 2006
International: No
Children at War by P.W. Singer - ISBN 9780520248762

ISBN13: 9780520248762

ISBN10: 0520248767

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06

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Summary

"Children at War is the first comprehensive book to examing the growing and global use of children as soldiers." "P. W. Singer, an internationally recognized expert in twenty-first-century warfare, explores how a new strategy of war, utilized by armies and warlords alike, has targeted children, seeking to turn them into soldiers and terrorists." "Interweaving the voices of child soldiers throughout the book, Singer looks at the ways these children are recruited, abducted, trained, and finally sent off to fight in war-torn hot spots, from Colombia and the Sudan to Kashmir and Sierra Leone. He writes about children who have been indoctrinated to fight U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan; of Iraqi boys between the ages of ten and fifteen who had been trained in military arms and tractics to become Saddam Hussein's Ashbal Saddam (Lion Cubs); of young refugees from Pakistani madrassahs who were recruited to help bring the Taliban to power in the Afghan civil war." Finally, Singer makes clear how the U.S. government and the international community must face this new reality of modern warfare, how those who benefit from the recruitment of children as soldiers must be held accountable, how Western militaries must be prepared to face children in battle, and how rehabilitation programs can undo this horrific phenomenon and turn child soldiers back into children.