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

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

The InquisitrSweden Re-Activates Draft Amid Fears Over Russia, NATO Increased MilitarismThe InquisitrSweden 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 Brought Back the Draft - The Atlantic;

Why Sweden Brought Back the Draft - The Atlantic

The AtlanticWhy Sweden Brought Back the DraftThe AtlanticLike ​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 Restores Conscription Over 'New Security Situation' in Europe - Newsweek;

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

NewsweekSweden Restores Conscription Over 'New Security Situation' in EuropeNewsweekSweden 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 ...and more »

Sweden To Bring Back Conscription - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty;

Sweden To Bring Back Conscription - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySweden To Bring Back ConscriptionRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySweden 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.and more »

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

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

Mintpress News (blog)Citing Russian Threat, Sweden Brings Back Military DraftMintpress 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 ...and more »

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

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

The New DailyWhy Sweden is bringing back the military draftThe New DailySweden 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 ...and more »

Sweden to reintroduce conscription to counter Russian threat - The Australian;

Sweden to reintroduce conscription to counter Russian threat - The Australian

The AustralianSweden to reintroduce conscription to counter Russian threatThe AustralianSweden 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 ...and more »

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

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

MercoPressFearing Russia's increasing pressure in the Baltic, Sweden reintroduces military draftMercoPressMinister 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 ...and more »

Russia makes Sweden return conscription - Pravda;

Russia makes Sweden return conscription - Pravda

PravdaRussia makes Sweden return conscriptionPravdaIn 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 ...and more »

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

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

NL TimesDutch military draft election issue more prominent after Sweden conscription planNL TimesThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

Sputnik InternationalSwedish Army Buckles Up to Last Longer Than 'One Week'Sputnik InternationalSweden, 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 ...and more »

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

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

Antiwar.comSweden Imposes Military Draft, Citing 'Threat' of RussiaAntiwar.comOfficially, 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 ...and more »

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

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

The Boston GlobeSweden institutes military draft for men and womenThe Boston GlobeCOPENHAGEN — 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 ...and more »

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

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

The Daily BanterTrump's America and Putin's Russia Are Making The World a Far, Far More Dangerous PlaceThe Daily BanterSweden 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 ...and more »

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

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

Mirror.co.ukMilitary conscription to return with 4000 men and women called up due to 'Russian aggression'Mirror.co.ukSweden 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 »

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

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

Next Big FutureSweden re-activates military draft over concerns about Russian aggressionNext Big FutureThe 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 ...and more »

Sweden reinstates military draft, includes women - UPI.com;

Sweden reinstates military draft, includes women - UPI.com

UPI.comSweden reinstates military draft, includes womenUPI.comSweden'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 ...and more »

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

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

NPRSweden Brings Back The Draft, Alarmed By Russian ActivitiesNPRAmid 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 ...and more »

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

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

New York TimesSweden Reinstates Conscription, With an Eye on RussiaNew 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.and more »

Sweden Worried About Russian Intentions, Restores Military Conscription - Newsline;

Sweden Worried About Russian Intentions, Restores Military Conscription - Newsline

NewslineSweden Worried About Russian Intentions, Restores Military ConscriptionNewslineIn 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 ...and more »