Fighting chance

The hand-wringers and other usual suspects are now complaining that 16-year-olds are too young to be inducted into any branch of the military. We are told that they are too young and malleable and therefore likely to be turned into unthinking killing machines.

Oh, really? If that is the case then surely they are also too young to vote in a referendum that affects the future of the country they live in, and if not then why not let them join the armed forces?

Brian Allan