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Romania Ends Conscription


http://gdb.rferl.org/11631BA8-F2FE-40FD-A6DF-92DBBF549D19_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/11631BA8-F2FE-40FD-A6DF-92DBBF549D19_mw800_mh600.jpg Romanian soldiers serving in Afghanistan (epa) October 23, 2006 -- Romania officially ended the military draft today with a ceremony to mark the country's transition to a fully professional force.


Romania, which joined NATO in 2004, decided last year to stop requiring men under the age of 35 to serve between six to 18 months in the military.


(AP)

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