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    Moldova Military 1997

      Military branches Ground Forces, Air and Air Defense Forces, Republic Security Forces(internal and border troops)

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 1,134,619 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 894,337 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 37,689 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure 203 million lei (1995); note - conversion of defense expenditures intoUS dollars using the current exchange rate could produce misleading results

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP NA%

      Disputes - international certain territory of Moldova and Ukraine - including Bessarabia andNorthern Bukovina - are considered by Bucharest as historically a part ofRomania; this territory was incorporated into the former Soviet Union followingthe Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in 1940

      Illicit drugs limited cultivation of opium poppy and cannabis, mostly for CIS consumption;transshipment point for illicit drugs to Western Europe and Russia

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

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