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Afghanistan Military
Military branches:
Afghan National Army, currently being trained by the US with the assistance of the international community, is 7,000 strong; note - the December 2001 Bonn Agreement called for all militia forces to come under the authority of the central government, but regional leaders have continued to retain their militias and the formation of a national army remains a gradual process; Afghanistan's militia forces continue to be factionalized, largely along ethnic lines
Military manpower - military age:
22 years of age (2004 est.)
Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 6,785,414 (2004 est.)
Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 3,642,659 (2004 est.)
Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 263,406 (2004 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure:
$61 million (2003)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
1% (2003)
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