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    Vietnam Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN): Ground Forces, People's Navy Command (including Naval Infantry), Air and Air Defense Force, Coast Guard

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation - two years (three-four years in the navy) (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 21,341,813
      females age 18-49: 21,430,808 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 16,032,358
      females age 18-49: 17,921,241 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 915,572
      females age 18-49: 864,161 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $650 million (FY98)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.5% (FY98)

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

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