Conscription for all

Ine Eriksen Søreide Minister of Defense Parliament has passed the legislative changes necessary to introduce compulsory military service for males and females in Norway. This is a historic decision. Conscription is an important principle of the social contract between citizens and the state, but only now can we say that all of the state’s citizens take part in this fully. Norway is now carrying out almost pioneering work internationally. We have every reason to be proud. Conscription remains unchanged; there is major political consensus about this in Norway. This is because we believe that defending Norway is a responsibility that rests
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The Norwegian American

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