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.

Where are most US troops deployed in the globe (infographic)

The United States military has 1.3 million active duty troops, making it the third largest behind China (2.2 million) and India (1.4 million). But its huge military spending sets it apart from the rest of the world, while it also has the highest number of personnel stationed abroad in 138 nations, an astonishing 70% of the world!