Child Soldiers

The United States is under pressure to send American peacekeepers to Liberia. If that happens, one of the challenges they'll face is how to deal with the thousands of Liberian soldiers who are children. Around the world, hundreds of thousands of children fight in wars. Join Lynn Neary for a look at what's being done to help them.

Guests:

Frances Fortune
*West Africa director at Search for Common Ground
*Runs a radio program called Golden Kids News — a show by and for kids

Jo Becker
*Child rights advocacy director for Human Rights Watch

Elaine Chao
*Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor

Olara Otunnu
*UN Secretary-General's special representative for children and armed conflict

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