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    United Arab Emirates Military 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Military branches Army, Navy, Air Force, paramilitary (includes Federal Police Force)

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49 : 790,838 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 424,962 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 20,584 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $1.59 billion (1994)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 4.3% (1994)

      Disputes - international location and status of boundary with Saudi Arabia is not final, de factoboundary reflects 1974 agreement; no defined boundary with most of Oman, butAdministrative Line in far north; claims two islands in the Persian Gulf occupiedby Iran: Lesser Tunb (called Tunb as Sughra in Arabic by UAE and Jazireh-yeTonb-e Kuchek in Persian by Iran) and Greater Tunb (called Tunb al Kubra inArabic by UAE and Jazireh-ye Tonb-e Bozorg in Persian by Iran); claims islandin the Persian Gulf jointly administered with Iran (called Abu Musa in Arabicby UAE and Jazireh-ye Abu Musa in Persian by Iran) - over which Iran has takensteps to exert unilateral control since 1992, including access restrictionsand a military build-up on the island; the UAE has garnered significant diplomaticsupport in the region in protesting these Iranian actions

      Illicit drugs growing role as heroin transshipment and money-laundering center dueto its proximity to southwest Asian producing countries and the bustling freetrade zone in Dubai

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

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