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Army kicks off fresh recruit training

Regimen extended to 10 weeks, includes riot drills

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Recruit training, or ''boot camp", usually takes eight weeks, but this year the army has added two extra weeks to accommodate its new training regimen. 

Army conscripts, with their heads shaved and in training attire, listen to a drill instructor during an orientation session with the Infantry Battalion at the 11th Military Circle. Wassana Nanuam

The extra weeks were added on the orders of army commander Prayuth Chan-ocha, who wants to instill and reinforce the army's core values and loyalty to the monarchy.

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