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    The Gambia Military 1997

      Military branches Army, Navy, National Police

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49 : 276,923 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 139,531 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $14 million (FY93/94)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 3.8% (FY93/94)

      Disputes - international short section of boundary with Senegal is indefinite

      Current issues The Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-GovernmentArrangements ("the DOP"), signed in Washington on 13 September 1993, providesfor a transitional period not exceeding five years of Palestinian interimself-government in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Permanent status negotiationsbegan on 5 May 1996. Under the DOP, Israel agreed to transfer certain powersand responsibilities to the Palestinian Authority, which includes a PalestinianLegislative Council elected in January 1996, as part of interim self-governingarrangements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. A transfer of powers and responsibilitiesfor the Gaza Strip and Jericho has taken place pursuant to the Israel-PLO4 May 1994 Cairo Agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area and in additionalareas of the West Bank pursuant to the Israel-PLO 28 September 1995 Interim Agreement. The DOP provides that Israel will retain responsibility duringthe transitional period for external security and for internal security andpublic order of settlements and Israelis. Permanent status is to be determinedthrough direct negotiations which began on 5 May 1996.

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

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