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    Panama Military - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Military branches: an amendment to the Constitution abolished the armed forces, but there are security forces (Panamanian Public Forces or PPF includes the Panamanian National Police, National Maritime Service, and National Air Service)


      Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 797,456 (2003 est.)


      Military manpower - fit for military service: males age 15-49: 544,967 (2003 est.)


      Military expenditures - dollar figure: $128 million (FY99)


      Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.3% (FY99)


      Military - note: on 10 February 1990, the government of then President ENDARA abolished Panama's military and reformed the security apparatus by creating the Panamanian Public Forces; in October 1994, Panama's Legislative Assembly approved a constitutional amendment prohibiting the creation of a standing military force, but allowing the temporary establishment of special police units to counter acts of "external aggression"


      NOTE: The information regarding Panama on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Panama Military 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.



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