Cabinet approves shorter conscription period

Home > National > Politics

print dictionary print

Cabinet approves shorter conscription period

President Moon Jae-in’s cabinet approved a proposal on Tuesday to shorten the mandatory military service period in Korea by up to three months over the next couple of years.

The reform is one of many that the Ministry of National Defense made public in May. Reducing the service period was also one of Moon’s campaign promises last year.

The plan calls for service to be gradually reduced from 21 months to 18 months in the Army; 23 months to 20 months in the Navy; and 24 months to 22 months in the Air Force.

Yonhap

More in Politics

Opposition jumps on idea of Assembly probe of Choo

Blue House names new foreign policy secretary

Prosecutors protest suspension of Yoon by justice minister

DP wants parliamentary probe of prosecutor general

Justice minister suspends top prosecutor, accuses him of illegal surveillance, ethical violations

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now