The Ministry of Defence has released figures showing that 1,790 minors were enlisted into the army in the financial year to March 2016, accounting for 22 per cent of the army’s total enlisted intake for the same period (8,020 recruits).
Gordon Messenger is a very modern Major-General. His optimistic message on Afghanistan comes across as compelling and authoritative, says John Heathershaw. But should the Government really rely on military men to sell their policy to the public?
In a move that may raise questions for those who believe, on secular and religious grounds, in a clear distinction between religion and the state, Christian ministers in Northern Ireland are accompanying police patrols in tough areas.