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    Bolivia Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Army (Ejercito Boliviano), Navy (Fuerza Naval; includes Marines), Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Boliviana) (2004)

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age for voluntary military service; when annual number of volunteers falls short of goal, compulsory recruitment is effected, including conscription of boys as young as 14; one estimate holds that 40% of the armed forces are under the age of 18, with 50% of those under the age of 16; conscript tour of duty - 12 months (2002)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 1,923,234
      females age 18-49: 2,007,315 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 1,311,414
      females age 18-49: 1,502,177 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 101,101
      females age 18-49: 98,671 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $130 million (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1.4% (2005 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Bolivia on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bolivia Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bolivia Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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