"The Tide of War Is Receding"
Obama , June 22, 2011
Obama’s Shadow Wars
War, as Clausewitz so memorably put it, is the continuation of politics by other means. Strikingly, the United States under its Nobel Peace Prize-winning president has been pursuing war itself by other means over the last few years, a campaign that has blurred the lines of legality and lethality, technology and weaponry, as it spread from Afghanistan across an ever-widening swath of the planet. Which is why we’ve devoted our third annual War Issue, to the question of Barack Obama's Secret Wars. From drones that rain death down on Pakistan’s tribal areas to the collateral damage of “war on terror”...we may look back on the Obama years as a definitive chapter in the spread of this new way of war...
"When a little boy is kidnapped, turned into a child soldier, forced to kill or be killed - that's slavery, It is barbaric, it is evil, and it has no place in a civilized world. Now, as a nation, we've long rejected such cruelty"
Obama at Clinton Global Initiative.http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/25/remarks-president-clinton-global-initiative
Presidential Memorandum--Child Soldiers Prevention Act
Presidential Determination No. 2011-4 to Section 404(c) of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008