South Korean Defense Ministry: it is intended to shorten the military service period from 21 months to 18 months in 2022.

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 South Korean Defense Ministry: it is intended to shorten the military service period from 21 months to 18 months in 2022.


(global network), according to the Ministry of defense of South Korea on May 3rd, in order to implement the military reform commitments made during the presidential campaign, the Korean Ministry of defence will submit the National Defense Reform 2 program to Wen Yin in mid May. The content involves shortening the military service period of compulsory military service from the present 21 months to 18 months (with the army as the criterion). According to the plan, the Korean Defense Department will gradually shorten its military service period in the next 2 years and 6 months, and strive to shorten its term of service to 18 months in November 2020. The new targets also include officers and men who are currently serving in the military service. Their overall service period will be shortened, so the time for retirement is expected to advance. South Koreas former president Roh Moo-hyun administration was in power in 2003, the Korean army military service period shortened from 26 months to 24 months in 2003, and the decision was further shortened to 18 months in 2007. But in 2011, when Lee Myung-bak was in power, the term of military service was readjusted to 21 months. Park Geun hye government had planned to shorten the deadline to 18 months, but the South Korean Defense Department said it had difficulties, so the plan was not implemented. In addition, the Ministry of defense of Korea strives to reduce the number of officers and soldiers from the current 610 thousand to 500 thousand in 2022. The scope of disarmament involves only the army, the Navy and the air force will remain at the present level. By the end of 2017, the scale of the Korean army was 480 thousand troops, 39 thousand Navy, 63 thousand air force, 28 thousand Marine Corps, etc. The source of this article: Global Times - global network. More brilliant, please log on to http://www.huanqiu.com editor in charge of World Wide Web: Qiao Jing _NN6607 South Koreas former president Roh Moo-hyun administration was in power in 2003, the Korean army military service period shortened from 26 months to 24 months in 2003, and the decision was further shortened to 18 months in 2007. But in 2011, when Lee Myung-bak was in power, the term of military service was readjusted to 21 months. Park Geun hye government had planned to shorten the deadline to 18 months, but the South Korean Defense Department said it had difficulties, so the plan was not implemented. In addition, the Ministry of defense of Korea strives to reduce the number of officers and soldiers from the current 610 thousand to 500 thousand in 2022. The scope of disarmament involves only the army, the Navy and the air force will remain at the present level. By the end of 2017, the scale of the Korean army was 480 thousand troops, 39 thousand Navy, 63 thousand air force, 28 thousand Marine Corps, etc.