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    Lebanon Military 1997

      Military branches Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF; includes Army, Navy, and Air Force)

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49 : 876,677 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 543,861 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $278 million (1994)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 5.5% (1994)

      Disputes - international Israeli troops in southern Lebanon since June 1982; Syrian troops innorthern, central, and eastern Lebanon since October 1976

      Illicit drugs small illicit producer of hashish and heroin for the international drugtrade; hashish production is shipped to Western Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America; a key locus of cocaine processing and trafficking;a Lebanese/Syrian eradication campaign started in the early 1990s has practicallyeliminated the opium and cannabis crops

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

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