Monday, 24 October 2016

'We’re the sons of Afghanistan, but our leaders have forgotten about us'

'We’re the sons of Afghanistan, but our leaders have forgotten about us' | Matthew Green | Global development | The Guardian

Young recruits often sign up because they see no other chance of a decent job. Relatives celebrate partly out of genuine patriotism, but also because they know that a son in fatigues means a steady pay cheque. But with growing numbers returning home missing limbs, blind or disfigured, parents are increasingly discovering that serving in the army is not elevating their family’s prospects, but driving them deeper into debt.


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