The Swedish government has finally figured out that the country's defense is at serious risk, with an army called "alarming." This has lead to conscription now being reintroduced, after being suspended in 2010.
The new conscription will be introduced in July next year, exactly seven years after being abandoned.
Both men and women will be drafted, and the first group to go into compulsory military service are people born in 1999 and 2000, reports Expressen.
The lack of volunteer soldiers has in recent years been alarming, while the need for soldiers increases.
The report proposes that the government during the first quarter of 2017 decides that all able conscripts should be required to undergo military service.
People born in 1999 and 2000 will be the first affected by the proposal.
The duty applies to both women and men, but that does not equal division of all functions.
- Best suited applies, says the government's special investigator Annika Nordgren Christensen.
It is estimated that about 15,000 people will be called for military duty - partly persons listed for enrollment, but also volunteers. The number of people who are called for service depends on the number of volunteers.
- Given the volume, we suggest that in the future new funds are injected from the state budget for defense, says Annika Nordgren Christensen.
Conscription will be between nine and twelve months.
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