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    Austria Military 1997

      Military branches Army (includes Flying Division)

      Military manpower - military age 19 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 2,107,905 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 1,754,823 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 46,298 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $2.1 billion (1995)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 1% (1995)

      Disputes - international none

      Illicit drugs transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and South American cocainedestined for Western Europe

      Current issues Azerbaijan continues to be plagued by an unresolved nine-year-old conflictwith Armenian separatists over its Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Karabakh Armenianshave declared independence and seized almost 20% of the country's territory,creating almost 1 million Azerbaijani refugees in the process. Both sideshave generally observed a Russian-mediated cease-fire in place since May 1994,and support the OSCE-mediated peace process, now entering its fifth year.Nevertheless, Baku and Xankandi (Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh region) remainfar apart on most substantive issues from the placement and composition ofa peacekeeping force to the enclave's ultimate political status, and prospectsfor a negotiated settlement remain dim.

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

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