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    Albania Military 1997

      Military branches Army, Navy, Air and Air Defense Forces, Interior Ministry Troops, BorderGuards

      Military manpower - military age 19 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 738,082 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 600,403 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 31,823 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $42 million (1996)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 1.5% to 2.0% (1996)

      Disputes - international the Albanian Government supports protection of the rights of ethnicAlbanians outside of its borders; Albanian majority in Kosovo seeks independencefrom Serbian Republic; Albanians in Macedonia claim discrimination in education,access to public-sector jobs and representation in government

      Illicit drugs increasingly active transshipment point for Southwest Asian opiates,hashish, and cannabis transiting the Balkan route and cocaine from South America destined for Western Europe; limited opium and cannabis production;ethnic Albanian narcotrafficking organizations active in Central and EasternEurope

      NOTE: The information regarding Albania 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 Albania Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Albania Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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