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    Mauritania Military - 2005

      Military branches:
      Mauritanian Armed Forces: Army, Navy (Marine Mauritanienne; includes Naval Infantry), Air Force (Force Aerienne Islamique de Mauritanie, FAIM) (2005)

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      18 years of age (est.); conscript service obligation - 2 years; majority of servicemen believed to be volunteers; service in Air Force and Navy is voluntary (April 2005)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 18-49: 606,463 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 370,513 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $20.8 million (2004)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1.7% (2004)

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

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