TITLE

CHILDREN AT WAR

AUTHOR(S)
Singer, P. W.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Sep2007, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the use of children as tools of war which reflects a breakdown in a long-held societal taboo. When children did serve in ancient armies such as the enrollment of Spartan children in military training at ages 7 to 9, they typically did not see combat. Demographic changes, global social instability and the legacy of multiple civil and sectarian conflicts entering their second and third generations all act to weaken states and undermine societal structures.
ACCESSION #
26113165

 

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