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Mandatory Military Service Period to be Reduced to 18 Months by Next Year

Mandatory Military Service Period to be Reduced to 18 Months by Next Year

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry said Wednesday it will complete reducing the mandatory military service period to 18 months by next year as planned as part of a series of reform projects under way to make the military “smaller and stronger.” During a meeting on defense reform presided over by Defense [...]

Debate over Mandatory Military Service for Women Rekindled

Debate over Mandatory Military Service for Women Rekindled

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A long-standing debate over South Korean women participating in mandatory military service has rekindled following anticipation that the military will face a lack of personnel in 10 years due to the decreasing national population. The country should consider enlisting women for the military, experts argue, if it intends to [...]