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Sweden to reintroduce conscription amid rising Baltic tensions - The Guardian

Sweden has voted to reintroduce military conscription by 1 July after struggling to fill army ranks on a voluntary basis, citing increased Russian military activity in the Baltics as one of the reasons for the policy U-turn. In 2010, Sweden's centre ...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 »

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 ...and more »

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

GOTLAND, Sweden — Late last year, Christer Stoltz, chief of contingency planning for Gotland, Sweden's largest island, got an unusual letter from the central government in Stockholm, telling him to get ready for war. Municipalities around the country ...and more »

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 ...and more »

Amid Security Concerns, Sweden To Reintroduce Military Draft - The Wire

Swedish armed forces soldiers attend a rehearsal in front of the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden June 18, 2010. Credit: Reuters. Stockholm: Sweden is to reintroduce military conscription next year due to difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary ...and more »

Sweden opts to return to conscription - EurActiv

Conscription is required enrollment for military or naval service, which the former centre-right government scrapped in Sweden in 2010. But—the current party in control, the Social Democratic-Green coalition, wants to bring compulsory service back to ...and more »