About a dozen U.S. State Department officials have come forth to officially accuse Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law that is designed to prevent foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers. The move was released via a dissent memo.
The memo claims that Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from the U.S. list of countries that use child soldiers. The State Department itself has confirmed that these countries use child soldiers. The document also states that Tillerson’s decision to exclude these countries was unanimously disagreed upon by the State Department’s regional heads in the Middle East. (source) 7:00 p.m. ET November 21, 2017