Al Jazeera recently published a documentary titled, “The Soldiers” which highlights the obligatory conscription into the Egyptian military. The film begins by stating citizens must serve three years, less if they have a higher education. The film is critical of the treatment of the soldiers as well as their military training. According to the New York Times, within two hours of the film’s release, it was denounced by Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Egyptian television. (The film is in Arabic but you can select English subtitles in the settings).
PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO CONTINUE READING.
Your subscription is important and supports our editorial integrity and our 100% veteran writing team. Advertisers these days are afraid of being associated with controversial news outlets, like us, that take a stand. Your subscription is vital to ensuring we can continue to publish the courageous apolitical news we are known and respected for as former combat veterans.Subscribe or login