This is the second year that President Obama has waived the Congressional-mandated ban on military aid for countries that use child soldiers. He wants to provide Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen and South Sudan with over 200 million dollars of military aid during 2012. The Human Rights Watch has already criticized this decision by calling it a "a lack of leadership and disregard for U.S. law." These countries will not get serious about ending the use of child soldiers as long as we continue to support them; not to mention the fact that we could be putting that money to better use elsewhere.
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