Peter Singer is a security analyst at The Brookings Institution. He has also served as an adviser to the U.S. military on child soldiers. In his new book, Children at War, he takes a look at the use of children as soldiers — which happens much more than many of us would like to think.
From Afghanistan, Thailand and Lebanon to Sudan, Kosovo and Sierra Leone, Singer examines how children are recruited and indoctrinated into warfare. He also says Western forces should prepare themselves for facing children in battle. Singer is also author of Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry. Peter Singer is the Olin Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, and serves as the coordinator of the Brookings Project on U.S. Policy toward the Islamic World.