Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

By the busload and planeload, National Guard troops were pouring into the nation's capital on Jan. 16, as governors answered the urgent pleas of U.S. defense officials for more troops to help safeguard Washington even as they keep anxious eyes on possible violent protests in their own states.

Defense Ministry mulls suspending conscription and soldiers’ discharge

Turkey's Defense Ministry is mulling temporarily halting the conscription and the discharge of soldiers, while assessing an alternative that will allow distance training for paid military service, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to local media reports.

A decision on the ministry's proposal will be discussed during April 13's cabinet meeting.