FYI – Seoul to scrap most military service exemptions – JW News

South Korea’s Defence Ministry has said it is pushing to scrap nearly all existing exemptions to mandatory military service, citing a shortfall in the number of conscripts.

Some 28,000 able-bodied men are exempted every year, either because of the nature of their academic studies, or because they opt to serve their time in the police force or fire service instead.

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