Reactions to Högl-proposal: compulsory military service? No, thank you!

the proposal by The military representative Eva Högl (SPD), to discuss the re-introduction of conscription, is met with skilled politicians of the political gro

Reactions to Högl-proposal: compulsory military service? No, thank you!

the proposal by The military representative Eva Högl (SPD), to discuss the re-introduction of conscription, is met with skilled politicians of the political groups in the German Bundestag on the broad skepticism.

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"There is no security for political reasons, young people collect in a high-tech army." said the Deputy Roderich Kieswetter (CDU). "The conscription the wrong recipe", as the former occupation is officer.

Also from his own party Högls was commented in advance is critical. The German armed forces have for a re-introduction of "no accommodation, no Material and no trainer," said the SPD Chairman of the defence Committee, Fritz Felgentreu. Who wants to cut the capacity of the force out, would cripple the operational readiness of the Bundeswehr for "five to ten years."

The military, the suspension of conscription in 2011, compared with the Newspapers of the Funke media group had called officers on Saturday as a "huge mistake". As one of your advantages you stated that you are aggravating the spread of right-wing extremism in the armed forces.

opposition politicians showed the determination of the military officer in surprise. The statement I made Högl obvious "from the belly", said the defence of a politician, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann (FDP). On the contrary, a Committee of inquiry twenty years ago, have shown that the vast majority of the extreme Right came in the army from the area of the conscripts. "Woman Högl should carry out their task and not the whole of the German armed forces as suspects."

Alexander (Left) described the execution Högls as "purely speculative". On the contrary, a re-introduction was dangerous, "if any radical right-wing Hansel is formed on a weapon". Tobias Lindner (Green) shared with, anyone who wants a team for the doubles of still the width of the society, must ensure to do adequate pay and equipment. The Chairman of the defence Committee called for "a responsible recruitment practice, and contemporary political education of the soldiers."

consent received Högl for your advance only to the Alternative for Germany. Their defence policy Chairman, said: "The AfD has, since its inception, for the reactivation of compulsory military service. The proposal of the military, the first meaningful proposal of the SPD for many years, was representative"." He, Lucassen, support him "without If and But". "The reactivation is a big task, but possible," said the former Colonel.

defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) announced, meanwhile, on Saturday, to want a new voluntary service in the army, introduce. Thus, young people should be given the opportunity to be of six months, close to home military-trained and to be able to be used in the port for six months, the reserve services. A spokesperson for the Ministry announced that Details of the concept at the end of July to be announced. They renewed their two-year-old demand for a "year of Germany" for young women and men. Kramp-Karrenbauer turned against the proposal Högls. She said, "It is a matter of simply letting the conscription age Form of revival, it is not a question to see the particular as a struggle against the Right. But the question is, what holds us together in this society, what the putty is and how we are to strengthen, want to do for this company is really something.“

Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 12:20

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