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Stimson Conventional Defense program data cited in Foreign Policy on US Funding Governments using Child Soldiers

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Investigators for the United Nations found 48 child soldiers in Afghanistan last year, with more than half working for government-backed forces such as the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Local and National Police. But that news somehow never made an impact in Washington.

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The Obama administration has authorized more than $100 million in peacekeeping funds for Somalia and roughly $30 million for South Sudan for 2016 alone, according to estimates provided by the Stimson Center, a Washington-based global security think tank.

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