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    Bolivia Military - 2005

      Military branches:
      Army (Ejercito Boliviano), Navy (Fuerza Naval; includes Marines), Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Boliviana) (2004)

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      18 years of age for voluntary military service; when annual number of volunteers falls short of goal, compulsory recruitment is effected, including conscription of boys as young as 14; one estimate holds that 40% of the armed forces are under the age of 18, with 50% of those under the age of 16; conscript tour of duty - 12 months (2002)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 18-49: 1,923,234 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 1,311,414 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 101,101 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $132.2 million (2004)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1.6% (2004)

      NOTE: The information regarding Bolivia 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 Bolivia Military 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bolivia Military 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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