Germany 'considers conscripting all 18-year-olds' amid fears of all-out NATO war with Russia as Putin's forces advance in Ukraine --German defence minister said he was 'convinced' Germany 'needs conscription' | 12 May 2024 | Germany could bring back conscription for all 18-year-olds amid fears out an all-out NATO war with Russia, leaked military plans reveal. Military planners are discussing three potential plans, two of which involve a compulsory military year for all men once they turn 18. It is understood that officials are in the final stages of discussions with German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius expected to go public with official plans next month, The Sunday Telegraph reported. Mr. Pistorius, during a trip to Washington last week, said he was "convinced" that Germany "needs a form of military conscription." He also previously described the country's decision to suspend compulsory military service in 2011 as a "mistake."

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