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    Laos Military 1997

      Military branches Lao People's Army (LPA; includes riverine naval and militia elements),Air Force, National Police Department

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 1,123,934 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 606,542 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males : 54,712 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $105 million (FY92/93)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 8.1% (FY92/93)

      Disputes - international boundary dispute with Thailand

      Illicit drugs world's third largest opium producer (200 metric tons from some 25,250hectares in 1996); heroin producer; increasingly used as transshipment pointfor heroin produced in Burma; illicit producer of cannabis

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

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