Army conscription period almost tripled under new agreement

The new scheme sees Denmark’s conscription period extended to 11 months, female service introduced, and the number of national conscripts raised to over 7,500. Politicians are pleased, young Danes are divided.

Soldiers in the Danish Armed Forces. Photo: Forsvaret

Some think it’s cool, while others find it intimidating: the army conscription period for young Danes has been extended from four to 11 months. Conscript Frederik Guldager, who serves at Ryes Barracks, is happy that her time in uniform has been extended. “I think it’s really cool that it’s been made longer, so we can […]

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