A Long Way Gone

Adult men seem to have been available in Sierra Leone at the time Beah was recruited into the army. Why recruit middle-school age boys instead of adult men to fight?

a long way gone

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Young boys are easier to manipulate, frighten, and mold..... that, and they're looking for security..... the opportunity to belong. Young boys are the perfect recruits.