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    Cuba Military 1997

      Military branches Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) includes ground forces, RevolutionaryNavy (MGR), Air and Air Defense Force (DAAFAR), Territorial Troops Militia(MTT), and Youth Labor Army (EJT); Border Guards (TGF), which are controlledby the Interior Ministry

      Military manpower - military age 17 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 3,053,716
      females age 15-49: 3,007,277 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males : 1,896,023 (1997 est.)
      females: 1,861,886 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 61,934
      females: 58,648 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $NA

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP roughly 4% (1995 est.)

      Military - note Moscow, for decades the key military supporter and supplier of Cuba,cut off almost all military aid by 1993

      Disputes - international US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay is leased to US and only mutual agreementor US abandonment of the area can terminate the lease

      Illicit drugs lesser transshipment point for cocaine bound for the US

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

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