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    Lesotho Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Lesotho Defense Force (LDF): Army and Air Wing

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age (est.); no conscription (2001)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 428,982
      females age 18-49: 440,102 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 180,797
      females age 18-49: 160,681 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $41.1 million (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.1% (2005 est.)

      Military - note:
      the Lesotho Government in 1999 began an open debate on the future structure, size, and role of the armed forces, especially considering the Lesotho Defense Force's (LDF) history of intervening in political affairs

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

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