As the TNLA expands its forced conscription policies to newly-conquered territories, a Frontier reporter reflects on his time with the group in 2021, and his friendship with a young Ta'ang boy destined for war since birth.
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As the TNLA expands its forced conscription policies to newly-conquered territories, a Frontier reporter reflects on his time with the group in 2021, and his friendship with a young Ta'ang boy destined for war since birth.

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