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    Argentina Military 1997

      Military branches Argentine Army, Navy of the Argentine Republic, Argentine Air Force,National Gendarmerie, Argentine Naval Prefecture (Coast Guard only), NationalAeronautical Police Force

      Military manpower - military age 20 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 8,932,491 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males : 7,244,682 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 321,345 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $4.6 billion (1996)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 1.6% (1996)

      Disputes - international short section of the boundary with Chile is indefinite; claims British-administeredFalkland Islands (Islas Malvinas); claims British-administered South Georgiaand the South Sandwich Islands; territorial claim in Antarctica

      Illicit drugs increasing use as a transshipment country for cocaine headed for Europeand the US

      Current issues Armenia's leaders remain preoccupied by Armenia's nine-year old conflictwith Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave. Although a cease-fire hasbeen in effect since May 1994, the sides have not made substantial progresstoward a peaceful resolution. President TER-PETROSSIAN's latitude on the issuemay be further constrained by his controversial reelection in September 1996.When supporters of the main opposition candidate stormed the parliament followingthe announcement of TER-PETROSSIAN's victory, MVD forces were called in torestore order. The subsequent political standoff between government and oppositionsupporters diminished in late 1996 as the government has gradually attemptedreconciliation. Despite these political problems, the Armenian governmenthas been pursuing its aggressive economic reform program, although implementationof its privatization program stalled in late 1996.

      NOTE: The information regarding Argentina on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Argentina Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Argentina Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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