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    Croatia Military 1997

      Military branches Ground Forces, Naval Forces, Air and Air Defense Forces, Frontier Guard,Home Guard

      Military manpower - military age 19 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 1,190,814 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 946,063 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 35,464 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $1.56 billion (1996)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 10% (1996)

      Disputes - international Eastern Slavonia, which was held by ethnic Serbs during the ethnic conflict,is currently being overseen by the UN Transitional Administration for EasternSlavonia; reintegration of Eastern Slavonia into Croatia will occur in 1997;Croatia and Italy have not resolved a bilateral issue dating from WWII overproperty and ethnic minority rights; maritime border dispute with Sloveniaover direct access to the sea in the Adriatic; the border issue is currentlyunder negotiation; Serbia and Montenegro is disputing Croatia's claim to thePrevlaka Peninsula in southern Croatia because it controls the entrance toKotor Bay in Montenegro; Prevlaka is currently under observation by the UNmilitary observer mission in Prevlaka (UNMOP)

      Illicit drugs transit point along the Balkan route for Southwest Asian heroin to WesternEurope; a minor transit point for maritime shipments of South American cocainebound for Western Europe

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

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