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    Belize Military - 2005

      Military branches:
      Belize Defense Force (BDF): Army, Maritime Wing, Air Wing, and Volunteer Guard

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      18 years of age for voluntary military service; laws allow for conscription only if volunteers are insufficient; conscription has never been implemented; volunteers typically outnumber available positions by 3:1 (2001)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 18-49: 60,750 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 41,368 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 3,209 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $18 million (2003)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2% (2003)

      NOTE: The information regarding Belize on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Belize Military 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belize Military 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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