Denmark to start conscripting women for military service

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Denmark's armed forces currently number about 20,000 active personnel, including some 9,000 professional troops.
Denmark has announced plans to extend military conscription to women for the first time and increase the standard service time.

It also wants to boost its defence budget by nearly $6bn (£4.6bn) in the next five years to meet Nato targets.

"We do not rearm because we want war. We are rearming because we want to avoid it," said PM Metter Frederiksen.

Tensions in Europe have spiked since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Unveiling the reforms on Wednesday, Ms Frederiksen said the government was seeking to achieve "full equality between the sexes".

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said: "More robust conscription, including full gender equality, must contribute to solving defence challenges, national mobilisation and manning our armed forces."

Women in the Scandinavian country can already volunteer for military service.

Now the government plans to introduce female conscription from 2026, making it only the third European nation - alongside Norway and Sweden - to require women to serve in the armed forces.

It also says the conscription service will be extended from four to 11 months for both men and women.

Last year, 4,700 people served military service, of which about 25% were women. This number will be increased to 5,000 per year.

Denmark's armed forces currently number about 20,000 active personnel, including some 9,000 professional troops.

The country, which has a total population of nearly six million, is also raising its military spending from the current 1.4% of GDP to 2% to meet targets set by the Nato military alliance.

Last year, lawmakers voted to abolish a springtime public holiday to boost spending on the military.

Denmark has been one of the staunchest supporters of Ukraine, providing it with advanced weapons and funds, and also training Ukrainian pilots on US-made F-16 war planes.

Two Nordic countries - Finland and Sweden - have recently joined Nato, as the alliance is bolstering its defences in Europe following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68557038


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You don't need to be a civilized country to implement conscript duty on female. I think this is very much needed for Türkiye.
 

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You don't need to be a civilized country to implement conscript duty on female. I think this is very much needed for Türkiye.
Completely disagree. You are too out of touch with majority of the nation to say that. You just gotta see the level of sexism in average conscript dormitory. Though it would be good education for most to learn how to behave around woman, it would take resources from the army, not help it. We do not have shortage of conscripts that I know of anyways so it would be unnecessary trouble to put women through without much benefit just due to the logistics are reorganization needed to manage it, we are more limited by equipment and officers. And woman can indeed be officers.
 

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Denmark's armed forces currently number about 20,000 active personnel, including some 9,000 professional troops.
Denmark has announced plans to extend military conscription to women for the first time and increase the standard service time.

It also wants to boost its defence budget by nearly $6bn (£4.6bn) in the next five years to meet Nato targets.

"We do not rearm because we want war. We are rearming because we want to avoid it," said PM Metter Frederiksen.

Tensions in Europe have spiked since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Unveiling the reforms on Wednesday, Ms Frederiksen said the government was seeking to achieve "full equality between the sexes".

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said: "More robust conscription, including full gender equality, must contribute to solving defence challenges, national mobilisation and manning our armed forces."

Women in the Scandinavian country can already volunteer for military service.

Now the government plans to introduce female conscription from 2026, making it only the third European nation - alongside Norway and Sweden - to require women to serve in the armed forces.

It also says the conscription service will be extended from four to 11 months for both men and women.

Last year, 4,700 people served military service, of which about 25% were women. This number will be increased to 5,000 per year.

Denmark's armed forces currently number about 20,000 active personnel, including some 9,000 professional troops.

The country, which has a total population of nearly six million, is also raising its military spending from the current 1.4% of GDP to 2% to meet targets set by the Nato military alliance.

Last year, lawmakers voted to abolish a springtime public holiday to boost spending on the military.

Denmark has been one of the staunchest supporters of Ukraine, providing it with advanced weapons and funds, and also training Ukrainian pilots on US-made F-16 war planes.

Two Nordic countries - Finland and Sweden - have recently joined Nato, as the alliance is bolstering its defences in Europe following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68557038


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You don't need to be a civilized country to implement conscript duty on female. I think this is very much needed for Türkiye.
Another delusional Progressive idea that will crumble the instant it makes contact with reality (read: war).
 

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Completely disagree. You are too out of touch with majority of the nation to say that. You just gotta see the level of sexism in average conscript dormitory. Though it would be good education for most to learn how to behave around woman, it would take resources from the army, not help it. We do not have shortage of conscripts that I know of anyways so it would be unnecessary trouble to put women through without much benefit just due to the logistics are reorganization needed to manage it, we are more limited by equipment and officers. And woman can indeed be officers.
Another delusional Progressive idea that will crumble the instant it makes contact with reality (read: war).

I understand why you are saying that, but you have to understand that unless you implement such measures then your population will always regard you as an enemy. Just like how past governments in the 90's prevented girls with headscarf from attending universities, as well as how the current government isn't really doing anything to increase the intellectual level of the the citizens.

People are becoming dumber by the minute and regressing, the government is likely hoping that they will regress so much that they'll become sheep.

But as I've said before, if daughters stand guard on frontline and gets killed it will give a much better reality check of who the enemy is.

You think those girls with headscarf knew who the enemy was when their own government prevented them from attending universities because of the fear of islamization.

Not everyone cares for an enemy that's too far away from their everyday life.

Make no mistake, I'm saying this because it's necessary, if Israel can force military duty on all it's citizens, so should we.

There are already women in the armed forces, so there is a foundation of sort to implement this, slowly until full scale.
 

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Denmark's armed forces currently number about 20,000 active personnel, including some 9,000 professional troops.
Denmark has announced plans to extend military conscription to women for the first time and increase the standard service time.

It also wants to boost its defence budget by nearly $6bn (£4.6bn) in the next five years to meet Nato targets.

"We do not rearm because we want war. We are rearming because we want to avoid it," said PM Metter Frederiksen.

Tensions in Europe have spiked since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Unveiling the reforms on Wednesday, Ms Frederiksen said the government was seeking to achieve "full equality between the sexes".

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said: "More robust conscription, including full gender equality, must contribute to solving defence challenges, national mobilisation and manning our armed forces."

Women in the Scandinavian country can already volunteer for military service.

Now the government plans to introduce female conscription from 2026, making it only the third European nation - alongside Norway and Sweden - to require women to serve in the armed forces.

It also says the conscription service will be extended from four to 11 months for both men and women.

Last year, 4,700 people served military service, of which about 25% were women. This number will be increased to 5,000 per year.

Denmark's armed forces currently number about 20,000 active personnel, including some 9,000 professional troops.

The country, which has a total population of nearly six million, is also raising its military spending from the current 1.4% of GDP to 2% to meet targets set by the Nato military alliance.

Last year, lawmakers voted to abolish a springtime public holiday to boost spending on the military.

Denmark has been one of the staunchest supporters of Ukraine, providing it with advanced weapons and funds, and also training Ukrainian pilots on US-made F-16 war planes.

Two Nordic countries - Finland and Sweden - have recently joined Nato, as the alliance is bolstering its defences in Europe following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68557038


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You don't need to be a civilized country to implement conscript duty on female. I think this is very much needed for Türkiye.
Their neighbor Norway did it first tho

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I understand why you are saying that, but you have to understand that unless you implement such measures then your population will always regard you as an enemy. Just like how past governments in the 90's prevented girls with headscarf from attending universities, as well as how the current government isn't really doing anything to increase the intellectual level of the the citizens.

People are becoming dumber by the minute and regressing, the government is likely hoping that they will regress so much that they'll become sheep.

But as I've said before, if daughters stand guard on frontline and gets killed it will give a much better reality check of who the enemy is.

You think those girls with headscarf knew who the enemy was when their own government prevented them from attending universities because of the fear of islamization.

Not everyone cares for an enemy that's too far away from their everyday life.

Make no mistake, I'm saying this because it's necessary, if Israel can force military duty on all it's citizens, so should we.

There are already women in the armed forces, so there is a foundation of sort to implement this, slowly until full scale.
The population of entire scandinavia is 27 million. Israel is a country with small population as well. Small countries next to significant adversaries conscript women because they have no other option.
 
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