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    Latvia Military - 2005

      Military branches:
      Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force, Border Guard, Home Guard (Zemessardze)

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      19 years of age for compulsory military service, conscript service obligation - 12 months; 18 years of age for volunteers; Latvia plans to phase out conscription, tentatively moving to an all-professional force by 2007 (August 2004)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 19-49: 517,713 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 19-49: 361,098 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 19,137 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $87 million (FY01)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1.2% (FY01)

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

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