Rachel Stohl is a senior analyst at the Center for Defense Information (CDI) at the World Security Institute. Her work has focused on issues including the international arms trade, small arms and light weapons, landmines, and children and armed conflict, including child soldiers.
Winning the War on Terror by spreading democracy? Our arms sales policy is working in the opposite direction.
The U.S. gets one right? The administration opposes lifting the arms embargo on China.
Poverty, social disruption and destruction stemming from these wars, and the proliferation of small arms and light weapons are major factors in expanding the use of child soldiers.