Some 12,150 young Germans reported for compulsory military service on Monday, the last contingent to do so after the government suspended conscription, a defence ministry spokesman said. From March onwards, only volunteers will be accepted for military service. The government […]
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Leaders of Germany’s ruling coalition have agreed to suspend military conscription as of July 2011. The decision marks a profound change for Germany, where compulsory service was re-introduced 50 years ago. Senior officials in Germany’s coalition government have agreed to […]
The German defense minister has revealed more ideas for restructuring the military. In addition to ending conscription, he hopes the chance to try out a military career will make voluntary service more attractive. German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has […]