June 18th, 2010

Министры обороны бывают разные

Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, is currently debating a proposal to decrease the length of mandatory military service from nine to six months.

Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Gutenberg wants to go a step further: he has proposed ending military conscription altogether, saying it is important to consider all options as the German government searches for more ways to save money.