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    Saudi Arabia Military 1997

      Military branches Land Force (Army), Navy, Air Force, Air Defense Force, National Guard,Coast Guard, Frontier Forces, Public Security Force, Ministry of InteriorForces

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49 : 5,498,492 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 3,057,533 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males : 176,060 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $13.3 billion (1996 budget)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 10% (1996); note - based on 1996 budget figure

      Disputes - international large section of boundary with Yemen not defined; location and statusof boundary with UAE is not final, de facto boundary reflects 1974 agreement; Kuwaiti ownership of Qaruh and Umm al Maradim islands is disputed by SaudiArabia; in 1996, agreed with Qatar to demarcate border per 1992 accord; thatprocess is ongoing

      Illicit drugs death penalty for traffickers; increasing consumption of heroin andcocaine

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

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