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DW: Germany mulls bringing back compulsory national service
Berlin has said it's considering changing its position on conscription. The country is mulling new strategies to deal with possible security threats.
Germany's interior ministry is considering taking steps toward bringing back conscription, including compulsory service to support the militar, which was suspended five years ago. This is according to a report by German news agency dpa, which had access to a confidential copy of a government draft proposal.
The proposal, which is set to be voted on in Berlin on Wednesday, comes as the government seeks to push forward a new concept for civilian defense, titled "Support of the Armed Forces."
Germany has been mulling new security strategies in light of recent terror attacks, as well as tensions over Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014. The new proposals are meant in part to prepare the country for the possibility of NATO actions to defend its borders.
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