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Thursday, October 18, 2001 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: Princeton Scientist and Peace Activist Zia Mian
2001-10-18

Who Fights? In Afghanistan, Child Soldiers; in the U.S. Military: Young, Poor People of Color

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For the rest of the hour, we’ll have a discussion on who actually fights and dies in the military.

We’ll look at how the U.S. military is disproportionately represented by poor people and people of color today, andwe’ll also look at who fought in the Vietnam War.

But we’ll begin in Afghanistan. The Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers has just put out a new report whichreveals that both the Taliban and the Northern Alliance put children on their front lines.

Guests:

  • Rory Mongovern, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.
  • Asif Ullah, the War Resisters League.
  • Chris Appy, author of ??Working Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam

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