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    Chile Military 1997

      Military branches Army of the Nation, National Navy (includes Naval Air, Coast Guard,and Marines), Air Force of the Nation, Carabineros of Chile (National Police), Investigations Police

      Military manpower - military age 19 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 3,867,676 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males : 2,874,235 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 125,586 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $2.8 billion (1997); note - includes earnings from CODELCO Company;may exclude costs of pensions and internal security

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 3.5% (1997)

      Disputes - international short section of the southern boundary with Argentina is indefinite;Bolivia has wanted a sovereign corridor to the South Pacific Ocean since theAtacama area was lost to Chile in 1884; dispute with Bolivia over Rio Laucawater rights; territorial claim in Antarctica (Chilean Antarctic Territory)partially overlaps Argentine and British claims

      Illicit drugs a minor transshipment country for cocaine destined for the US and Europe;booming economy has made it more attractive to traffickers seeking to launderdrug profits

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

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