NEIN NO NON
People of Basel-land celebrating the defeat of a proposition of unification between Basel-land and Basel-Stadt cantons.
On peut penser ce que l’on veut du Gripen ; c’est en tout cas un avion à réactions.
I really believe mandatory military conscription is important for Switzerland’s future, for the sake of its democracy.
I probably would take more seriously arguments of professionalization/abolition of Army when their proponants will apply them to mandatory education.
Anyway, when all Empires are frantically arming themselves, South Mediterranea is burning and most Europa is ready to crash in a new bloodbath fueled by racial tensions and economy crisis, it’s probably not the best time to have this tentation.
That doesn’t mean Swiss Army is good enough to confront those dangers : it really need a strong reform for more flexibiliy and fat-trimming. But thanks to pedagogic advances, it should take a lesser toll to the life of young Swiss men and women called for service.