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    Mauritania Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Mauritanian Armed Forces: Army, Navy (Marine Mauritanienne; includes Naval Infantry), Air Force (Force Aerienne Islamique de Mauritanie, FAIM) (2005)

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age (est.); conscript service obligation - two years; majority of servicemen believed to be volunteers; service in Air Force and Navy is voluntary (April 2005)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 606,463
      females age 18-49: 607,955 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 370,513
      females age 18-49: 384,269 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $19.32 million (2005 est.)

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

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

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