In this photo taken on April 22, 2013, a new recruit practices throwing grenades at a military training center in Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan. A Taiwanese plan to end mandatory military service ... more 
In this photo taken on April 22, 2013, a new recruit practices throwing grenades at a military training center in Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan. A Taiwanese plan to end mandatory military service and shift to an all-volunteer force is running into a problem: Not enough volunteers. Such forces are generally considered superior to conscripted ones, because those serving want to be there. Recruitment is proving difficult in a prosperous society that offers young people alternatives and doesn't glorify military service. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Chiang Ying-ying
Mon, May 13, 2013 3:45 AM EDT