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British armed forces urged to stop recruiting minors because they’re more expensive to train than 18-year-olds

Two campaign groups on Tuesday called for Britain to stop recruiting 16 and 17-year-olds to its armed forces, a practice that has been abandoned by most countries. Child Soldiers International and ForcesWatch said Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) wasted up to £94 million ($143 million, 110 million euros) a year…