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Afghanistan Defense Forces 1996

    • Branches:
      the military still does not exist on a national scale; some elements of the former Army, Air and Air Defense Forces, National Guard, Border Guard Forces, National Police Force (Sarandoi), and tribal militias still exist but are factionalized among the various mujahedin and former regime leaders

    • Manpower availability:
      males age 15-49 5,646,789; males fit for military service 3,011,777; males reach military age (22) annually 200,264 (1995 est.)

    • Defense expenditures:
      exchange rate conversion - $450 million, 15% of GDP (1990 est.); the new government has not yet adopted a defense budget

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