Belgium Force Structure Nations // North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

The Belgian armed forces are substantially smaller today than back in 1992, when they numbered over 80,000 active personnel.   In March 1995, conscription in Belgium officially ended. The move to end mandatory military service was initiated in 1994. Due to the large number of young men who received exemptions and the few who were actually called into service, conscription was deemed discriminatory. In addition, the eight months of service was considered insufficient for the...


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