Taiwan short of volunteers for the military

Associated Press
Taiwan short of volunteers for the military

In this photo taken on April 22, 2013, new recruits practice charging with bayonets at a military training center in Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan. A Taiwanese plan to end mandatory military service and shift to an all-volunteer force is running into a problem: Not enough volunteers. Such forces are generally considered superior to conscripted ones, because those serving want to be there. Recruitment is proving difficult in a prosperous society that offers young people alternatives and doesn't glorify military service. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

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