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We recently outlined how conscription is coming back to Europe, amid breathless calls from NATO officials for Western publics to ‘prepare’ for the possibility of war with Russia.

While Germany abolished conscription in 2011, some Berlin officials are calling for the system to be gradually rebuilt, with leaders of the German Christian Democratic Party having recently brought up the idea of reintroducing compulsory military service.

On Wednesday German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius kept the ball rolling toward this end, saying during a session of parliament, “We must be ready for war by 2029.”

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