Taiwan to convert army into volunteer force

A plan to transform the army from a conscripted force to a volunteer one has been hampered by scandals and setbacks.

    Taiwan has launched an ambitious plan to transform its military from a conscripted force to a volunteer one, but the undertaking has been hampered by scandals and setbacks.

    The military claims it has had trouble finding enough able men for a volunteer army.

    Al Jazeera gained exclusive access to the army, where Steve Chao reports from Kaohsiung.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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