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AIRTALK - KPCC Southern Califormia Talk Radio - with Larry Mantle

Is US military recruitment misusing information on minors?

Questions are being asked about a key military recruitment tool used in the nation's high schools.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) exam is a series of tests designed to assess a child's suitability for various careers in the armed forces. However, a recent report by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child raised concerns about how the information gathered in these tests is used.

The U.N. has now asked the United States government to provide info

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Pat Elder, director, National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy

Hal Kempfer
, retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel and CEO of KIPP knowledge and intelligence program professionals

NNOMY Reader

 Learning the Issues about Youth Demilitarization

NNOMY ReaderThe NNOMY Reader is a useful primer to learn about the realities of military recruitment, the militarism effecting our youth in schools and our opportunities for peaceful coexistance. This collection of articles represents a historical overview of the U.S. based counter-recruitment movement's strategies to inform and intervene in schools and the community about the Pentagon's multi-billion dollar programs to recruit America's youth into escalating wars. The NNOMY Reader also includes some information on alternatives to enlistment, as well as research presented by activists and investigators on the nature and risks of cultural militarization and how it  threatens our democracy. Learn more