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    Turkmenistan Military 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Military branches Army, Air and Air Defense, Republic Security Forces (internal and bordertroops), National Guard

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 1,052,184 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 856,380 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males : 42,948 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure 4.5 billion manats (1995); note - conversion of defense expendituresinto US dollars using the current exchange rate could produce misleading results

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 3% (1995)

      Disputes - international Caspian Sea boundaries are not yet determined among Azerbaijan, Iran,Kazakstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan

      Illicit drugs limited illicit cultivator of opium poppy, mostly for domestic consumption;limited government eradication program; increasingly used as transshipment point for illicit drugs from Southwest Asia to Russia and Western Europe;also a transshipment point for acetic anhydride destined for Afghanistan

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

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