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Somalia Military 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Somalia Military 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Military expenditures:
0% of GDP (2016)
0% of GDP (2015)
0% of GDP (2014)
0% of GDP (2013)
country comparison to the world: 155
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]

Military branches:
National Security Force (NSF): Somali National Army (2017)

Military service age and obligation:
18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory and voluntary military service (2012)

Maritime threats:
the International Maritime Bureau continues to report the territorial and offshore waters in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean as a region of significant risk for piracy and armed robbery against ships; during 2017, five vessels were attacked or hijacked compared with one in 2016; Operation Ocean Shield, the NATO naval task force established in 2009 to combat Somali piracy, concluded its operations in December 2016 as a result of the drop in reported incidents over the last few years; additional anti-piracy measures on the part of ship operators, including the use of on-board armed security teams, have reduced piracy incidents in that body of water; Somali pirates tend to be heavily armed with automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades; the use of "mother ships" from which skiffs can be launched to attack vessels allows these pirates to extend the range of their operations hundreds of nautical miles offshore


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Somalia on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Somalia Military 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Somalia Military 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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