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    Portugal Military 1997

      Military branches Army, Navy (includes Marines), Air Force, National Republican Guard,Fiscal Guard, Public Security Police

      Military manpower - military age 20 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 2,543,502 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 2,049,806 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 80,494 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $2.07 billion (1996)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 1.9% (1996)

      Disputes - international sovereignty over Timor Timur (East Timor province) disputed with Indonesiaand not recognized by the UN

      Illicit drugs important gateway country for Latin American cocaine entering the Europeanmarket; transshipment point for hashish from North Africa to Europe; consumerof Southwest Asian heroin

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

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