Italy is considering reinstating compulsory national service for its restless young citizens, according to its hardline interior minister. Matteo Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister and interior minister, called for a return to military service on Saturday, saying: “Above and beyond 'rights' I would like to see a return to there being 'duties'". Speaking at a rally in Lesina, Puglia, he added: “We are doing well to study the costs, ways and timings for evaluating if, how and when to reintroduce – for a few months – obligatory military and civil service to our boys and girls, so at least they learn a bit of 'education' that mom and dad are not capable of teaching them.” Mr Salvini has repeatedly expressed his support for compulsory military service, both as a tool for social cohesion and integration, we well as for training young people to use arms responsibly. He did military service at the Montello barracks in Milan, which in 2016 were … [Read more...] about Italy’s Salvini announces possible return of military conscription
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According to initial information, the conscript was practicing throwing hand grenades when a grenade fell from their hand into the trench. Both the conscript and their instructor took cover, however the conscript sustained injuries in the blast, the Headquarters of the EDF announced.The conscript was administered first aid on site, after which they were transported by ambulance to the hospital. The conscript's injuries are not life-threatening, and their family has been notified.The Viru Infantry Battalion has launched an investigation to better determine the circumstances of the incident.The EDF wished the conscript a speedy and complete recovery. … [Read more...] about Conscript injured in grenade blast during training
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A police conscript was killed in an armed attack, west of Anbar, security source was quoted saying on Tuesday. Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “a conscript of the emergency forces in Anbar was killed, last night, in al-Sahliya village, west of Hit, as three unidentified gunmen attacked his house.” Security troops, according to the source, “cordoned off the accident scene and conducted investigations.” On Saturday, a policeman was killed, while two others were injured in a bomb blast, from the remnants of war against Islamic State in Qaim town, west of Anbar. A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and … [Read more...] about Police conscript killed in armed attack, west of Anbar: Source
“What are we going to do without soldiers?” Prayut said during his weekly press briefing. “We’re open for voluntary application and if we don’t acquire sufficient numbers of cadets, we have to obtain them via drafting. It’s just as natural as that. “They also become more disciplined after quitting the service, because they go through training,” the retired general added. The debate over the necessity for conscription in Thailand, which has not seen any major military threats since the end of the Cold War, has been discussed over a number of years, especially in regard to cases of maltreatment of cadets. Reports of cadets being severely injured or losing their lives in military camps emerge every year. Some cadets are also assigned posts on a par with personal servants or errand boys for their seniors. Last month, one cadet made a complaint online of having been forced to look after his superior’s chickens and fighting cocks, … [Read more...] about PM defends Kingdom’s conscription system