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Sweden to reintroduce military service

Sweden said Wednesday it would reintroduce compulsory military service from 2018, eight years after it was abolished. The Scandinavian nation, which has not seen armed...

Germany’s last military conscripts report for duty

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...

Germany to Suspend Compulsory Military Service

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...

End of German Conscription Would Create Need for Volunteer Troops

The German defense minister has revealed more ideas for restructuring the military. In addition to ending conscription, he hopes the chance to try out...