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    Taiwan Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force, Coast Guard Administration, Armed Forces Reserve Command, Combined Service Forces Command, Armed Forces Police Command

      Military service age and obligation:
      19-35 years of age for military service; service obligation 16 months (to be shortened to 12 months in 2008); women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles (2005)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 19-49: 5,883,828
      females age 19-49: 5,680,773 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 19-49: 4,749,537
      females age 19-49: 4,644,607 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 174,173
      females age 19-49: 163,683 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $7.93 billion (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.4% (2005 est.)

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

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