“Developmental Army,” “Demographic Bomb:” linguistics in development literature

Spending the morning writing about intersections of development, aid, and militarism. Saw this tweet and thought it was appropriate:

And went quite well with the African Governance Institute’s use of the term “demographic bomb,” which I guess is replacing the idea of the youth bulge? Regardless, two interesting linguistic cases, utilizing militaristic terms to invoke two very different ideas.

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