German military turns to under 18s to boost recruitment

A German Bundeswehr armed forces recruit of the Mechanized Infantry Battalion 411 takes position during a drill at a military training area in Viereck, Germany, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

VIERECK, Germany (Reuters) – When Marlon finished high school in Germany, a military career seemed far more appealing than working on a car production line. So, a few months before he turned 18, he joined the German army, becoming one of more than 10,000 minors to sign up since mandatory military service ended in 2011. […]

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