By Roméo Dallaire
As the chief of the ill-fated United international locations peacekeeping strength in Rwanda, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire got here face-to-face with the scary fact of kid infantrymen throughout the genocide of 1994. due to the fact that then the prevalence of kid squaddies has proliferated in conflicts all over the world: they're reasonable, abundant, expendable, with an immense means, as soon as drugged and brainwashed, for either loyalty and barbarism.
The drawback of the grownup soldier who faces them is poignantly expressed during this book's name: whilst youngsters are capturing at you, they're squaddies, yet once they're wounded or killed, they're youngsters once more. Believing that now not considered one of us should still tolerate a baby getting used during this model, Dallaire has made it his project to finish using baby squaddies. the place Ishmael Beah's A good distance long past gave us wrenching testimony of the devastating event of being a toddler soldier, Dallaire bargains intellectually bold and enlightened methods to the kid soldier phenomenon, and insightful, empowering strategies to eliminate it.