Merkel could reintroduce CONSCRIPTION to army as Europe edges towards Russian conflict

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Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist assaults

 

GERMAN authorities are considering reintroducing conscription in the event of a national emergency.

A new paper on civil defence says drafting in civilians to boost the armed forces would be necessary in times of national crisis, including an incursion by an enemy state on NATO territory.

Germany’s controversial new Civil Defence Concept, which will be debated by MPs tomorrow, raises the prospect of a return to conscription after it was dropped in 2011. Continue reading