Friday, May 2, 2014

Ukraine restores military conscription of young men as it is unable to defend itself in the East

The Ukraine has restored military conscription, apparently of males 18-25, as a result of its inability to control Russian-associated violence and property takeovers in its eastern provinces. 

The UK telegraph has a story by Roland Oliphant, reporting from Donesk.   The measure was taken by interim president Olesandr Turchynov, reversing the cessation of conscription by former president Viktor Yanulovych.

Noah Rayman has a similar story on Time here

The idea of compulsory service used to be an important part of our moral debate in this country back during the Vietnam era.

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