Opinion » This day, that yearPosted at: May 4, 2018, 1:08 AM; last updated: May 4, 2018, 1:08 AM (IST)LAHORE, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1918.Also in this sectionEconomy in IndiaIF the statement made by the London Daily News is correct, that the Governmetn has decided to keep the Irish conscription policy in abeyance for a few weeks until they see what measure of success the Home Rule Bill will achieve, they have done precisely what they might have been expected to do in the peculiar circumstances in which they find themselves placed, and which are largely the outcome of their own policy. On the one hand they have to face angry Nationalists who believe that they are not going to have the measure of Home Rule they want, and on the other hand, they have to face angry Ulsterman who welcome conscription, but who would not have Home Rule even as a war measure. Economy in India The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not … [Read more...] about Irish Conscription.
The conscript, who was extinguishing a fire that had started following a live fire exercise, was injured after what was most likely an unexploded 40mm grenade launcher round went off, the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces said.The conscript was quickly administered first aid on the spot, after which he was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. His life is not in danger.The military police have launched an investigation to determine the exact circumstances of the incident.The conscript's parents have been notified, and the EDF wishes him a speedy recovery. … [Read more...] about Conscript injured during training exercise
Our need for soldiers should thus be filled by willing citizens, not conscripts. Also, making recruitment voluntary will encourage the military to treat its members with more humanity. On the other hand, I agree that, as Thais, we all owe a patriotic duty to serve the nation. But there are many ways to serve, other than the military. For example, our education system is bottom-of-the-barrel, especially in rural areas; why not have a counterpart of the United States’ Teach for America programme, which accepts only the best and the brightest graduates to teach in underprivileged areas? Or, our rural areas are woefully underdeveloped; how about a Thai Peace Corps to help close the gap? In any case, I see no reason to exempt women from national service, including combat. US Senator Tammy Duckworth is of Thai ancestry, and served very honourably as a helicopter pilot, losing both legs in combat. Our women can fight! Burin Kantabutra … [Read more...] about Time to end military conscription and establish a Thai Peace Corps
In the first years of World War I all New Zealanders who served in the armed forces were volunteers. But by the end of 1915 the number of recruits was declining. So in 1916 the New Zealand Government brought in conscription. Two Māori leaders had very different views on Māori involvement in World War I. This is their Great War Story. Newshub. … [Read more...] about Great War Stories: The battle over Māori conscription
Two male conscripts performing a service duty were standing in a green area on the side of Tallinn-Pärnu Highway in the village of Vaimõisa in Rapla County when they were hit by an unidentified car traveling in the direction of Tallinn at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The driver fled the scene.The two conscripts, both aged 20, were were seriously injured and transported to North Estonia Medical Centre (PERH) for treatment.Junior Detective Kristel Proos of the Rapla Police Department said that the driver of the Audi A6, a 21-year-old male, turned himself in and was arrested on Sunday evening.A criminal investigation has been launched based on the article of the Penal Code addressing violations of traffic requirements or vehicle operating rules by the driver, and procedural acts are currently underway.Police have urged anyone who saw the crash, have any information about it or who saw a gray Audi A6 traveling on Tallinn-Pärnu Highway on the afternoon of April 21 to … [Read more...] about Two conscripts injured in hit-and-run, driver turns himself in