Monday, May 25, 2015

Old soldiers

There is considerable attention to the problem of child soldiers, but how about the other end of the spectrum? Egyptian law provides that new recruits cannot be over 30 years of age except in time of war, a state of emergency, mobilization, or when directed by the President. A man of 64 is suing to be permitted to enlist, contending that the country is in a war on terrorism. Details here.

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