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Children and War #553135

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 13, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(No location given: Mark Nykanen) Children as victims of war, sometimes intentionally, discussed. [Refugee child psychologist Neil BOOTHBY - says children are increase being involved in war acts.] [Guatemalan CHILD - says he saw family hanged and beheaded and helped bury them.] Gruesome details given, scenes shown. Children said used because effective way to terrorize people. [CHILD - says he would rather live in US, because in Guatemala people kill each other too much.] [BOOTHBY - says seeing one person kill another alters a child's sense of security.] Drawings by victimized children shown. [Cambodian SURVIVOR - writes songs about experiences and says he can never forget it.] Children said no longer caught in crossfire but are actually targets.

Brokaw, Tom;
Nykanen, Mark

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