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Sweden brings back military conscription amid Baltic tensions - BBC News

The Swedish government has decided to reintroduce military conscription - a move backed by the country's MPs. The decision means that 4,000 men and women will be called up for service from 1 January 2018, a defence ministry spokeswoman told the BBC ...and more »

Sweden to reintroduce conscription amid rising Baltic tensions - The Guardian

Draft will cover men and women born in 1999 or later, though only small minority will be selected to serve. Philip Oltermann · @philipoltermann. Thu 2 Mar 2017 09.54 EST First published on Thu 2 Mar 2017 07.24 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Sweden brings back conscription as unease over Russia grows - Financial Times

Sweden is to reintroduce military conscription from next year in response to rising tensions with Russia in the Baltic Sea region. The defence ministry in Stockholm said 4,000 young people — both women and men — would be called up for basic military ...and more »

Sweden Brings Back Military Draft Amid Concerns Over Russian Aggression -

STOCKHOLM — Sweden is to reintroduce military conscription next year due to difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary basis at a time of increased security concerns, the defense minister said on Thursday. Non-aligned Sweden ended compulsory ...and more »

Sweden, fearing Russian aggression, is bringing back the draft - Quartz

Sweden has reinstated the military draft, citing Russian military activity and recruitment issues. Under the new rules (paywall), around 13,000 young people (born after 1999) will be called in for enrollment and 4,000 of those will be selected for ...and more »

Sweden brings back conscription amid fears of Russian aggression - Sky News

Thousands of 18-year-olds are being called up to fill in gaps in armed forces numbers to combat Moscow's expansionist ideas. 19:36, UK, Thursday 02 March 2017. Swedish troops arriving in Gotland in September 2016. Image: Swedish troops arriving in ...and more »

Why Sweden Brought Back the Draft - The Atlantic

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 soldiers were being conscripted into the army—a 10-percent sliver of the mandatory enlistment in ...and more »

Sweden introduces military conscription for men and women - FRANCE 24

Sweden's left-leaning government introduced 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 military service for ...and more »

Why Sweden is bringing back the draft - The Local Sweden

For readers from countries that haven't had the draft since the mid 20th century like the UK or US, the idea that young Swedes can now be called up for obligatory military training may sound archaic. So what's the background to Sweden bringing back ...and more »

Sweden introduces compulsory military service for teens over fears Vladimir Putin is preparing to invade European ... - The Sun

SWEDEN is reintroducing military conscription amid fears about sabre-rattling Vladimir Putin's Russia. The Nordic nation will demand that thousands of teenagers of both sexes serve in the armed forces for nine to 12 months. Sweden has announced it is ...and more »