Monday, January 21, 2013

Austrians vote to keep Compulsory Military Service

Like Singapore, Austria is a small country.
They have compulsory military service for their citizens.
They recently carried out a referendum.
The results of the referendum is a strong vote (60%) in favor of keeping the compulsory military service.
This is a good indicator that the Austrians recognize the value of a citizen's army

The finding is relevant to Singapore in more ways that one.
Look at the length of their compulsory military service - six months
Singapore can learn from this referendum.

1 comment:

Sureesh said...

Yes NS in S'pore was for a long time too long 2 1/2 years. The problem is the government blindly follow the Israeli model which is not necessary. The israeli face very serious security threats unlike S'pore so we don't have to follow them.

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