The Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 requires the US government to report countries that use children in the military and prohibits certain military assistance to these governments, including defense equipment and military training and education. Since 2010, the Obama Administration has issued waivers for most of the countries known to use children in their militaries. In doing so, the U.S. is not using the important diplomatic and punitive tools of the law to protect children from exploitation and violence. We believe American taxpayer money should not be used to fund militaries that recruit and use children as weapons of war. In 2013, we want the Obama Administration to take a stand against the exploitation of children and fully enforce the Child Soldiers Prevention Act.
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