Latvia's Defence Chief does not see need to reintroduce conscription

  • 2016-04-06
Latvia’s Defence Chief, Lieutenant General Raimonds Graube believes there is no need to re-introduce conscription in Latvia, and added it would require huge budget allocations and re-investments in infrastructure.  Latvia is the only Baltic state to have not brought back conscription in recent years. Despite his comments to journalists on April 6, 2016, Graube said that he agreed with Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis, who claimed that a return to mandatory military service might be debated, but it should be remembered that to do so would r...
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