One Voice, One Thousand Children: Part 1
President Obama will be deploying 100 U.S. troops to
help regional forces to combat the Lord's Resistance Army and
capture its messianic leader Joseph Kony, who has waged a campaign
of massacres, tortures, and abduction on civilians across Central
Africa since the mid-1980s. Recently the Obama
administration continued military aid to four countries known for
their use of Child Soldiers, the Democratic Republic of Congo,
Chad, Yemen and Southern Sudan by issuing a waiver to the Child
Soldiers Prevention Act. In a memorandum to Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Obama said he had determined that
the waiver was in "the national interest."
"One Voice, One Thousand Children" is a two part series by Marcus Bleasdale looking at Child Soldiers in the first part and Young Girls who are conscripted, raped and made the wives of soldiers in the second. The stories are told by two distinct single voices representing many.
This is Part One: Child Soldiers