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Costa Rica military

    Military branches: Coast Guard, Air Section, Ministry of Public Security Force (Fuerza Publica); note—during 1996, the Ministry of Public Security reorganized and eliminated the Civil Guard, Rural Assistance Guard, and Frontier Guards as separate entities; they are now under the Ministry and operate on a geographic command basis performing ground security, law enforcement, counternarcotics, and national security (border patrol) functions; the constitution prohibits armed forces

    Military manpower—military age: 18 years of age

    Military manpower—availability:
    males age 15-49: 988,887 (1999 est.)

    Military manpower—fit for military service:
    males age 15-49: 662,827 (1999 est.)

    Military manpower—reaching military age annually:
    males: 36,751 (1999 est.)

    Military expenditures—dollar figure: $55 million (1995)

    Military expenditures—percent of GDP: 2% (1995)

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