Military service to be abolished

Compulsory military service is to be cut to six months in 2004 and abolished two years later, while 15,500 officers and 12,500 civilian employees will be cut from the ranks to bring the force down to 24,500 professional soldiers, the Defence Ministry has said.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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