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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?