Thursday, March 02, 2017

Sweden Introduces Military Draft For Both Men And Women

"Copenhagen: Sweden's left-leaning government introduced a military draft for both men and women on Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden.

"Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet its military needs." Continue reading: Sweden Introduces Military Draft For Both Men And Women - Associated Press, March 2, 2017

Related link: "Norway extended compulsory military service to women in summer 2016. Women currently make up about ten percent of the Norwegian Armed Forces. All medically fit women aged between 19 and 44 years will be obliged to complete at least 19 months of military service." Draft for Women: Female Conscription Worldwide - February 07, 2017