The CEMGFA said that the lack of military "is unsustainable," the government reveals numbers showing that "bleeding" has been stopped. Everyone is worried
Between 2014 and 2018 15 111 military personnel under contract or volunteers left the military. According to official figures provided to the DN by the office of the Minister of National Defense, last year 3101 left early, even so the numbers were smaller than in 2017 and 2016 [see box]. In a decade, the Armed Forces lost 25% of their troops.
The army is in the most alarming situation. Out of 3101 of the three branches, 2600 (84%) of those who terminated or did not renew their contracts belonged to the Army. Similar numbers were recorded in previous years.
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