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National Guard: Reduction of service to 14 months?

Postby Sotos » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:12 pm

Disy proposed to reduce the military service to 14 months.
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.ph ... &archive=1
What do you think about this move?
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Postby cypezokyli » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:56 pm

if i was a soldier i would have voted for dysi :)

seriously now, its a good move. better even 13 so they can go straight to their studies with no problems.

or even better none at all. but that its going to take a while
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Postby cmantas_liberal » Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:18 pm

i spent only 5 days..i was kicked from the hellenic army and i did civil service as a objector but i'd say that the army is not always the solution to our problems
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Postby Piratis » Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:17 pm

DISI had the power for 10 years and they did nothing in this direction. Instead of that they were promissing to make the army stronger with S-300 missles and the like.

This is just one of the desperate moves of DISI (I am sure more will follow) in order to attract some votes in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
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Postby cypezokyli » Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:16 pm

DISI had the power for 10 years and they did nothing in this direction. Instead of that they were promissing to make the army stronger with S-300 missles and the like.


well said piratis.

it doesnt mean it is bad though.
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Postby Piratis » Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:08 am

well said piratis.

it doesn't mean it is bad though.


They army could do with a serious reform. Personally I would suggest that army is reduced to 14 months but to be compulsory for women also. Women could take posts that do not require a lot of physical strength (offices, telecommunications, nursing etc).

Also the soldiers should learn things and not just waste their time. Technology could replace many of the boring things soldiers have to do. E.g. Instead of having posts (fylakia), we could replace them with cameras with night vision and motion detection that could be controlled from a central location.
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Postby cypezokyli » Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:35 am

agree with all piratis
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