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Netherlands: Military

Military Netherlands
Military branches:
Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Navy (including Naval Air Service and Marine Corps), Royal Netherlands Air Force, Royal Constabulary
Military manpower - military age:
20 years of age (note - age 17 for cadets and midshipmen) (2003 est.)
Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 4,071,891 (2003 est.)
Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 3,536,586 (2003 est.)
Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 94,034
note: Netherlands has an all-volunteer, 74,100 force in 2001 (2003 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure:
$6.5 billion (FY00/01 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
1.5% (FY00/01 est.)

Also See:

Background & Country Profile
Transnational Issues & International Disputes


Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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