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    Barbados Military - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/barbados/barbados_military.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Military branches:
      Royal Barbados Defense Force: Troops Command and Coast Guard (2005)

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age for voluntary military service; volunteers at earlier age with parental consent; no conscription (2001)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 71,524
      females age 18-49: 72,302 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 54,510
      females age 18-49: 54,889 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      NA

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      NA

      Military - note:
      the Royal Barbados Defense Force includes a land-based Troop Command and a small Coast Guard; the primary role of the land element is to defend the island against external aggression; the Command consists of a single, part-time battalion with a small regular cadre that is deployed throughout the island; it increasingly supports the police in patrolling the coastline to prevent smuggling and other illicit activities (2005)


      NOTE: The information regarding Barbados on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Barbados Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Barbados Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
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