Colombia Military 1997
SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Military branches Army (Ejercito Nacional), Navy (Armada Nacional, includes Marines andCoast Guard), Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Colombiana), National Police (PoliciaNacional)
Military manpower - military age 18 years of age
Military manpower - availability
Military manpower - fit for military service
Military manpower - reaching military age annually
Military expenditures - dollar figure $2 billion (1995)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP 2.8% (1995)
Disputes - international maritime boundary dispute with Venezuela in the Gulf of Venezuela; territorialdispute with Nicaragua over Archipelago de San Andres y Providencia and QuitaSueno Bank
Illicit drugs illicit producer of coca, opium poppies, and cannabis; about 50,900hectares of coca under cultivation in 1995; the world's largest processor of coca derivatives into cocaine; supplier of cocaine to the US and otherinternational drug markets; active aerial eradication program seeks to virtuallyeliminate coca and opium crops
Comoros has had difficulty in achieving political stability, havingendured 18 coups or attempted coups since receiving independence from Francein 1975.
NOTE: The information regarding Colombia 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 Colombia Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Colombia Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.