Sweden mulls bringing back compulsory military service
The change would address staffing shortfalls in the services, currently down about 7,500 soldiers, sailors, and officers
The Swedish government could bring back compulsory military service, this time for both men and women, in order to reverse falling staff numbers in the armed services, say local media reports.
On Wednesday, major Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet broke the news that an inquiry by the Social Democrat-Green government wants to propose a return to conscription in 2019. The inquiry was spurred to find long-term solutions to Sweden’s need for new military recruits.
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