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    Afghanistan Military 1997

      Military branches NA; note - the military does not exist on a national basis; some elementsof the former Army, Air and Air Defense Forces, National Guard, Border GuardForces, National Police Force (Sarandoi), and tribal militias still existbut are factionalized among the various groups

      Military manpower - military age 22 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49 : 5,813,298 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males : 3,118,004 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 231,250 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $NA

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP NA%

      Disputes - international some support from RABBANI and MASOOD to anti-government Islamic fightersin Tajikistan's civil war; support to Islamic militants worldwide by somefactions; question over which group should hold Afghanistan's seat at theUN

      Illicit drugs world's second-largest illicit opium producer after Burma (1,230 metrictons in 1996 - down 2% from 1995) and a major source of hashish

      NOTE: The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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