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Like the United States, Sweden has, since 2010, relied on volunteers for military service. But of late, it has been unable to fill its quota, prompting its defense ministry to re-introduce the draft. Of the estimated 13,000 Swedes born in 1999, about 4,000 will be selected to serve for up to a year.
Swedish officials make no bones about the reason for the change. Russia’s annexation of the Crimea in 2014 set off jitters around the world. Sweden, which is just across the Baltic Sea from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, is concerned that Russia may have designs on those three countries, which were once part of the former Soviet Union.
originally posted by: DonInHtown
Or is the reason for more military and security now something else? Like the Swedish police's inability to protect its citizens from crime and the lawless areas of their country where fire trucks and ambulances have to be bulletproof. a reply to: RazorV66