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The Resource Children at war, P.W. Singer

Children at war, P.W. Singer

Label
Children at war
Title
Children at war
Statement of responsibility
P.W. Singer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first comprehensive look at the use of children in contemporary warfare. From U.S. soldiers having to fight children in Afghanistan and Iraq to juvenile terrorists in Sri Lanka to Palestine, the new, younger face of battle is a terrible reality of 21st century warfare. Indeed, the very first American soldier killed by hostile fire in the "War on Terrorism" was shot by a fourteen-year-old Afghan boy. Children at War is the first comprehensive examination of a disturbing and escalating phenomenon: The use of children as soldiers around the globe. Interweaving explanatory narrative with the voices of child soldiers themselves, P.W. Singer, an internationally recognized expert in modern warfare, introduces the brutal reality of conflict, where children are sent off to fight in war-torn hotspots from Colombia and the Sudan to Kashmir and Sierra Leone. He explores the evolution of this phenomenon, how and why children are recruited, indoctrinated, trained, and converted to soldiers and then lays out the consequences for global security, with a special case study on terrorism. With this established, he lays out the responses that can end this horrible practice. What emerges is not only a compelling and clarifying read on the darker reality of modern warfare, but also a clear and urgent call for action
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.0083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UB416
LC item number
.S56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Children at war, P.W. Singer
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-253) and index
Contents
Children at war -- It's a small world after all : child soldiers around the globe -- The underlying causes -- How children are recruited into war -- Turning a child into a soldier -- The implications of children on the battlefield -- The new children of terror -- Preventing child soldiers -- Fighting children -- Turning a soldier back into a child -- Looking ahead -- Appendix : Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict
Control code
ocm62323042
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
xii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780520248762
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005056891
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)62323042
Label
Children at war, P.W. Singer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-253) and index
Contents
Children at war -- It's a small world after all : child soldiers around the globe -- The underlying causes -- How children are recruited into war -- Turning a child into a soldier -- The implications of children on the battlefield -- The new children of terror -- Preventing child soldiers -- Fighting children -- Turning a soldier back into a child -- Looking ahead -- Appendix : Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict
Control code
ocm62323042
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
xii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780520248762
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005056891
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)62323042

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