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    Latvia Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Latvian Republic Defense Force: Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force, Border Guard, Home Guard (Zemessardze) (2005)

      Military service age and obligation:
      19 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation - 12 months; 18 years of age for volunteers; plans are to phase out conscription, tentatively moving to an all-professional force by 2007; under current law, every citizen is entitled to serve in the armed forces for life (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 19-49: 517,713
      females age 19-49: 519,631 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 19-49: 361,098
      females age 19-49: 422,913 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 19,137
      females age 19-49: 18,505 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $87 million (FY01)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1.2% (FY01)

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

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