Volunteers fill up half of 2016 military draft

Almost half the positions of this year’s military draft have already been filled by volunteers, according to Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defence. If volunteers continue signing up at the present rate, there might not be any need to draft young men who have not come forward for the military service themselves, the ministry says. […]

Liudvikas Jakavičius
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3rd generation Lithuanian expatriate: My experience as military conscript

Liudvikas Jakavičius, a 31-year-old third-generation Lithuanian expatriate from Mexico, shares his experience of military service in the Lithuanian army. […]

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In 2016, Lithuanian ground forces will become a force to be reckoned with

When Lithuania had huddled up under NATO’s wing, it felt more secure and even unconcerned as to where it would get more funding for its army or how it could modernize it. The events in Georgia and Ukraine, however, jolted the Baltic country out of its lethargy and forced it to look at how it can strengthen its armed forces. […]

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Lithuanian parliament endorses extending military conscription

The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday endorsed a proposal on reinstating military conscription beyond 2020, although prime minister and defence minister remain unconvinced. […]