(The National Interest) – In February, President Donald Trump identified human trafficking as a key issue of concern for U.S. domestic and foreign policies, and stated that his administration would make it a priority to stop the epidemic. Yet on September 30, President Trump waived nearly all sanctions that would prevent certain countries that use child soldiers from receiving U.S. military assistance and weapons. Such a move diminishes the impact that U.S. policy tools can have on combating a particularly heinous form of human trafficking—the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict.