On 6 September, the Latvian government expressed approval for reintroducing mandatory military service to the country. The Latvian Minister of Defense is expected to present a draft law to the… Continue reading "Latvia Planning to Bring Back Mandatory Military Service"
It is more than 30 years since the Eastern Bloc collapsed. Many Eastern European states, namely the post-Soviet republics, largely decided to suspend national drafts and conscription. The aim was… Continue reading "Eastern Europe’s Conscription Problem Is Getting Worse – Here Is Why"
With Seoul lying just 35 miles south of Kim Jong Un’s “Hermit Kingdom”, defense is a primary concern for the South Korean government. Thus, even after the end of military… Continue reading "South Korea Implements Relaxation of Mandatory Military Service Policy"