End of Conscription for Ze Germans...maybe

Germany to Phase Out Conscription: Report - Defense News

What would Bismarck say eh? Certainly not

"The Bundeswehr must be quick, flexible and nimble and above all, more professional than now"

Big step change in direction, but if you have 80 billion Euro's to cut across the board...

(PS Well he may have said that in hindsight...amongst other things
bit of a shame I think.

The main impact will be on Germany's social and health services, who use thousands (each year) of the shirkers as very cheap labour to provide public services (working in old peoples homes etc).

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