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South Sudan Military 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











South Sudan Military 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Military expenditures:
10.93% of GDP (2015) 9.77% of GDP (2014) 7.41% of GDP (2013) 9.53% of GDP (2012) 5.91% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 2
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]

Military branches:
South Sudan Defense Force (SSDF): ground force, navy, air force and air defense units (2017)

Military service age and obligation:
18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory and voluntary military service; the Government of South Sudan signed agreements in March 2012 and August 2015 that included the demobilization of all child soldiers within the armed forces and opposition, but the recruitment of child soldiers by the warring parties continues; as of the end of 2016, UNICEF estimates that more than 17,000 child soldiers had been used in the country's civil war since it began in December 2013 (2016)

NOTE: 1) The information regarding South Sudan on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of South Sudan Military 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about South Sudan Military 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The 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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