Yes (short answer).

Rachel Taylor and I wrote this article for the journal of the UK’s military thinktank, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), on behalf of Child Soldiers International. It summarises some of the main ethical and practical arguments for raising the UK’s enlistment age from 16 to 18. As the editor’s subheading has it: ‘The arguments in favour of early enlistment fail to stand up to scrutiny, and the British military should reassess this policy.’ Published December 2016.

The article is online here¬†for those with RUSI access, here for those with university access, or just contact me and I’ll send you the PDF.

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