Sweden Ponders Introducing Conscription to Overstretched Military

A Swedish government study has recommended reintroducing compulsory military service in the country, news site The Local reported Wednesday.

The Swedish armed forces have been staffed entirely by voluntary personnel since the practice was scrapped in 2010. However, the rise of new security risks prompted the government to probe a potential return to conscription; it recommended this happen by 2018. Continue reading