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    Korea, South Military - 2005

      Military branches:
      Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Maritime Police (Coast Guard)

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      20-30 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation - 24-28 months, depending on the military branch involved; 18 years of age for voluntary military service; some 3,000 women serve in the armed forces, less than 1% of the military personnel total (2004)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 20-49: 12,458,257 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 20-49: 9,932,026 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 344,723 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $16.18 billion (2004)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.8% (2004)

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

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