13 Sep '17, 3pm

Troops R Us: the UK is urged to end #military recruitment of under-18s to combat roles

Troops R Us: the UK is urged to end #military recruitment of under-18s to combat roles

A group of 52 academics have called on the Scottish National Party to support a ban on all under-18s taking combat roles in the armed forces, after a motion on the issue was watered down by MPs. In an open letter to the Guardian newspaper, specialists in military affairs, international relations and political science said the UK was in breach of international norms by recruiting 16 and 17-year-olds for military service. The UK is one of few countries that allow the recruitment of under 18s- it sits in very poor company. It's time to change that

Full article: https://sputniknews.com/military/201709131057358717-uk-ar...

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