AMID BALTIC TENSIONS, SWEDISH GOVERNMENT REINTRODUCES MILITARY CONSCRIPTION / by Alistair Galloway

As prompted by Baltic tensions, the Swedish government will call four thousand males and females into service, starting 1 January 2018. Swedish Defence Ministry Spokeswomen stated, "The Russian illegal annexation of Crimea [in 2014], the conflict in Ukraine and the increased military activity in our neighborhood are some of the reasons.” The four thousand individuals will be selected from a pool of thirteen thousand.