Friday, May 8, 2009
Army Expels 2 in Soldier's Beating
Two corporals were thrown out of the army for the beating of a 17-year-old conscript. An investigation continues into the May 1 incident, in which the soldier was punched and kicked during an exercise. Abuse of conscripts is a longtime problem in the army, but one that must eradicated if the planned all-volunteer force is to be a success. Bad publicity like this doesn't do much to attract volunteers.