Militarization of Youth

Kids playing with weapons at a military recruitment tent outside of an Army football game in Texas. PHOTO: Army Recruiting/Flickr Military Recruitment in Schools By SADIE PRICE-ELLIOTT, age 13 At most public high school job fairs in the United States, students will...

Obama Orders Airstrikes in Iraq

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 12, and IndyKids Staff PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons In August 2014, President Obama became the fourth U.S. president in a row to order military action in Iraq. He authorized airstrikes against the militant group Islamic State (ISIS) to protect...

Defense Secretary Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

By THEO FRYE YANOS, age 10 Women Marines serving in Afghanistan. PHOTO: United States Marine Corps Recently, we have heard in the newspaper that women can now serve in combat roles in the United States Armed Forces. But that is not the whole picture. Women were not...

War Games: Should the Military Use Video Games to Recruit?

Image: DX.AMPEDNEWS.COM We are 4th grade students at PS 87 in Manhattan, New York City. In school we discussed how video games were being used by the military to get people to sign up for the military. Here are some of our thoughts on the issue: Some of us feel that...