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    Afghanistan Military - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/afghanistan/afghanistan_military.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      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)


      NOTE: The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan Military 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan Military 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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