End of Conscription for Ze Germans...maybe

#1
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
 
#2
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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