Sweden Re-Activates Draft Amid Fears Over Russia, NATO Increased Militarism - The Inquisitr

Sweden has re-activated its conscription policy, a move supported by a majority within the current Swedish government. The nation does so amid rising concerns regarding the escalating tensions between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ...

Why Sweden Brought Back the Draft - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. In 2010, Sweden ended a 109-year-old national tradition by abolishing its military draft. At the time, the decision seemed like an obvious one; only 5,000 ...

Sweden Restores Conscription Over 'New Security Situation' in Europe - Newsweek

Sweden has reintroduced military conscription in “response to the new security situation” in Europe, the country's defense minister told CNN Thursday. The Swedish government enacted a new law reintroducing compulsory military service Thursday for the ...

Sweden To Bring Back Conscription - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Sweden ended conscription in 2010 because it had been considered unsatisfactory for meeting the needs of a modern army. (file photo). Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend. Print.

Citing Russian Threat, Sweden Brings Back Military Draft - Mintpress News (blog)

Sweden abolished the draft in 2010, but fears over Russia's buildup in Eastern Europe have prompted Stockholm to boost its armed forces. By Deutsche Welle | March 3, 2017. Be Sociable, Share! Twitter. Facebook. Google+. (REPORT) — Thousands of ...

Why Sweden is bringing back the military draft - The New Daily

Sweden has reintroduced compulsory military service for a new generation of 18-year-olds as it looks to prepare for the possibility of Russian aggression. Citing the deterioration of the “security environment in Europe” and a need for military ...

Sweden to reintroduce conscription to counter Russian threat - The Australian

Sweden is to bring back the draft in response to “global security challenges” including the threat from Russia. Conscription for men was scrapped in 2010 as an unsatisfactory way of meeting the needs of a modern army. However, alarmed by Russian ...

Fearing Russia's increasing pressure in the Baltic, Sweden reintroduces military draft - MercoPress

Minister Hultqvist described the situation as sending a signal given Russia's “increasing pressure” on the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Sweden's left-leaning government on Thursday reintroduced a military draft for both men and women ...

Russia makes Sweden return conscription - Pravda

In Sweden all the parliamentary parties have supported a project on return of the military conscription. Local media has expressed two versions of such unanimous decision. The first one is destabilization in the north of Europe as a result of ...

Dutch military draft election issue more prominent after Sweden conscription plan - NL Times

The Swedish government reintroduced military conscription, which was abolished in the country in 2010. The Swedish decision again drew attention to the discussion of a Dutch military draft, Metro Nieuws reports. According to the newspaper, Sweden and ...

Swedish Army Buckles Up to Last Longer Than 'One Week' - Sputnik International

Sweden, a non-aligned Nordic country that has avoided war since 1814, has re-introduced conscription amid wide-ranging efforts to bolster its waning defense capability amid the perennial 'Russian threat' that is being constantly drummed into the Swedes ...

Sweden Imposes Military Draft, Citing 'Threat' of Russia - Antiwar.com

Officially, the Swedish government is blaming Russia for the imposition of a new draft, saying that Russia is posing a “growing threat” to the Baltic region, and leading to a “deteriorating security environment.” It is hard to see, however, how 4,000 ...

Sweden institutes military draft for men and women - The Boston Globe

COPENHAGEN — Sweden's left-leaning government instituted a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. Sweden abolished compulsory ...

Trump's America and Putin's Russia Are Making The World a Far, Far More Dangerous Place - The Daily Banter

Sweden is militarizing rapidly due to the Russian threat, and so too is the European Union. Avatar: Ben Cohen; Author: Ben Cohen; Publish date: Mar 3, 2017; Social count: 197. Sweden is militarizing rapidly due to the Russian threat, and so too is the ...

Military conscription to return with 4000 men and women called up due to 'Russian aggression' - Mirror.co.uk

Sweden is re-introducing military conscription and will call up around 4,000 young men and women. The country will start the call-ups amid fears of Russian muscle-flexing in the Baltic Sea region and increasing difficulty in recruiting the number of ...

Sweden re-activates military draft over concerns about Russian aggression - Next Big Future

The security environment in Europe and in Sweden's vicinity has deteriorated and the all-volunteer recruitment hasn't provided the Armed Forces with enough trained personnel. The re-activating of the conscription is needed for military readiness ...

Sweden reinstates military draft, includes women - UPI.com

Sweden's renewed conscription services come seven years after the country abandoned the practice. Photo courtesy of the Swedish Ministry of Defense. March 2 (UPI) -- The government of Sweden has opted to renew mandatory military conscription for its ...

Sweden Brings Back The Draft, Alarmed By Russian Activities - NPR

Amid escalating anxieties over recent Russian activities, Sweden has approved a plan to reinstitute military conscription beginning next year. The draft, which will pull from both young men and women, will be Sweden's first since 2010, when the country ...

Sweden Reinstates Conscription, With an Eye on Russia - New York Times

“Politicians at the time maybe thought that the future would be more sunny than the reality is today,” Sweden's defense minister said of the era after the Cold War. In February, soldiers trained in Gotland, an island 55 miles off the Swedish mainland.

Sweden Worried About Russian Intentions, Restores Military Conscription - Newsline

In an interview with the BBC, a Swedish defense ministry spokeswoman said that starting Jan. 1, 2018, 4 thousand young men and women will be called up to serve in the country's armed forces. sweden-army-1 The spokeswoman, Marinette Radebo said this ...