President favours making conscription permanent

  • 2016-01-13
  • BNS/TBT Staff
VILNIUS - Mandatory military service in Lithuania should be permanent and not last only for five years, the country’s President Dalia Grybauskaite believes. “In the military area, I am still of an opinion that Lithuania should in the long-term have a mixed ary, i.e., conscription should be continued. A conscript army together with a professional army should not be an exception and should be a permanent thing and not periodic. I mean Lithuania should have a mixed army. That is the most effective and cheapest option for a country of a medium size,” the president sai...
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