Argument: Service helps connect and check military with civilians
- Debate: Compulsory military service - pro argument.
Kate Connolly. "Germany to abolish compulsory military service." guardian.co.uk. November 22nd, 2010: "a necessary means to ensure the defence forces maintain a close relationship to civil society in order to prevent a repeat of the way in which the Nazi party was able to manipulate professional soldiers in the 1930s."