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    Iraq Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Iraqi Armed Forces: Iraqi Regular Army (includes Iraqi Special Operations Force, Iraqi Intervention Force), Iraqi Navy (former Iraqi Coastal Defense Force), Iraqi Air Force (former Iraqi Army Air Corps) (2005)

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age; the Iraqi Interim Government is creating a new professional Iraqi military force of men aged 18 to 40 to defend Iraq from external threats and the current insurgency (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 5,870,640
      females age 18-49: 5,642,073 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 4,930,074
      females age 18-49: 4,771,105 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 198,518
      females age 18-49: 289,879 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $1.34 billion (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:

      NOTE: The information regarding Iraq 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 Iraq Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iraq Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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