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Cuba military

    Military branches: Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) includes ground forces, Revolutionary Navy (MGR), Air and Air Defense Force (DAAFAR), Territorial Troops Militia (MTT), and Youth Labor Army (EJT); the Border Guard (TGF) is controlled by the Interior Ministry

    Military manpower—military age: 17 years of age

    Military manpower—availability:
    males age 15-49: 3,068,140
    females age 15-49: 3,014,686 (1999 est.)

    Military manpower—fit for military service:
    males age 15-49: 1,900,893
    females age 15-49: 1,862,411 (1999 est.)

    Military manpower—reaching military age annually:
    males: 76,328
    females: 72,551 (1999 est.)

    Military expenditures—dollar figure: $NA

    Military expenditures—percent of GDP: roughly 4% (1995 est.)

    Military—note: Moscow, for decades the key military supporter and supplier of Cuba, cut off almost all military aid by 1993

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