Why is British Army training longer than US Army training?

I've read that US Army infantry training is 15-17 weeks. On the other hand i've heard that British Army Infantry training is 24-26 weeks. I'm not trying to debate who is better as I realize that all soldiers continue training after their initial training. I'm just curious. What is taught by the... show more I've read that US Army infantry training is 15-17 weeks. On the other hand i've heard that British Army Infantry training is 24-26 weeks. I'm not trying to debate who is better as I realize that all soldiers continue training after their initial training. I'm just curious. What is taught by the British Army that isn't taught by the US Army?
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