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Army recruits An Internet quarter-hour?

A soldier in the rail station

The new chief of the Swiss army wants to make better use of technology to inspire more young people to sign up.

Philippe Rebord told Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger for a story published on Monday that giving new recruits a quarter-hour each day for Internet surfing might help ease their transition – and have them sleeping better at night.

He argues that the army must always adapt to the society it mirrors – and, what’s more, officers in training already have certain times when they can deal with private business. and agencies/jmh