Palau Military - 2021


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Military and security forces

no regular military forces; the Ministry of Justice includes divisions/bureaus for public security, police functions, and maritime law enforcement

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

since 2018, Australia and Japan have provided patrol boats to the Palau's Division of Marine Law Enforcement (2020)

Military - note

under a 1994 Compact of Free Association between Palau and the US, the US until 2044 is responsible for the defense of Palaus and the US military is granted access to the islands, but it has not stationed any military forces there

NOTE: The information regarding Palau on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Palau 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Palau 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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