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    Serbia and Montenegro Military 1997

      Military branches People's Army (includes Ground Forces with internal and border troops,Naval Forces, and Air and Air Defense Forces), Civil Defense

      Military manpower - military age Montenegro - 19; Serbia - NA

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: Montenegro - 187,041; Serbia - 2,734,293 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service Montenegro - 150,933 (1997 est.); Serbia - 2,191,041 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually Montenegro - 5,518; Serbia - NA (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure 6.5 billion dinars (1995 est.); note - conversion of defense expendituresinto US dollars using the current exchange rate could produce misleading results

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 24% (1995 est.)

      Disputes - international disputes with Bosnia and Herzegovina over Serbian populated areas; Albanianmajority in Kosovo seeks independence from Serbian republic; Eastern Slavonia,which was held by ethnic Serbs during the ethnic conflict, is currently beingoverseen by the UN Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia; reintegrationof Eastern Slavonia into Croatia will occur in 1997; Serbia and Montenegrois disputing Croatia's claim to the Prevlaka Peninsula in southern Croatiabecause it controls the entrance to Kotor Bay in Montenegro; Prevlaka is currentlyunder observation by the UN military observer mission in Prevlaka (UNMOP)

      Illicit drugs major transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin moving to WesternEurope on the Balkan route

      NOTE: The information regarding Serbia and Montenegro 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 Serbia and Montenegro Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Serbia and Montenegro Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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