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    Taiwan Military 1997

      Military branches Army, Navy (includes Marines), Air Force, Coastal Patrol and DefenseCommand, Armed Forces Reserve Command, Combined Service Forces

      Military manpower - military age 19 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 6,394,422 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 4,927,346 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 207,332 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $11.5 billion (FY96/97)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 3.6% (FY96/97)

      Disputes - international involved in complex dispute over the Spratly Islands with China, Malaysia,Philippines, Vietnam, and possibly Brunei; Paracel Islands occupied by China,but claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan; Japanese-administered Senkaku-shoto (SenkakuIslands/Diaoyu Tai) claimed by China and Taiwan

      Illicit drugs considered an important heroin transit point; major problem with domesticconsumption of methamphetamines and heroin

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

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