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A year-long investigative series revealing how key players in Yemen’s dirty war have engaged in atrocities and corruption — torturing prisoners, deploying child soldiers and stealing food aid intended for the starving.
For six weeks in the Spring of 2015, award-winning journalist Nick Turse traveled on foot as well as by car, SUV, and helicopter around war-torn South Sudan talking to military officers and child soldiers, United Nations officials and humanitarian workers, civil servants, civil society activists, and internally displaced persons–people whose lives had been blown apart by a ceaseless conflict there. In fast-paced and dramatic fashion, Turse reveals the harsh reality of modern warfare in the developing world and the ways people manage to survive the unimaginable.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reports on problems associated with young girls used as soldiers and sexual slaves by armed forces around the world. Demobilization efforts, the Bulletin reports, rarely include these girl. Girls are also subject to a host of psychological and physical difficulties in these situations that the young boy soldiers are not.
The Bulletin looks at children forced to fight in third world armies. It discusses recruitment methods and the effects of child soldiering on adult and child victims.