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Lebanon Military 2020

SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Lebanon Military 2020
SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2020

Military expenditures:
4.99% of GDP (2018)
4.6% of GDP (2017)
5.17% of GDP (2016)
4.53% of GDP (2015)
4.75% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 6
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]

Military forces:
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF): Army Command (includes Presidential Guard Brigade, Land Border Regiments), Naval Forces, Air Forces; Lebanese Internal Security Forces Directorate (includes Mobile Gendarmerie); Directorate for General Security (DGS); Directorate General for State Security (2019)

Military service age and obligation:
17-25 years of age for voluntary military service (including women); no conscription (2019)

Military - note:
the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) has operated in the country since 1978, originally under UNSCRs 425 and 426 to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, restore international peace and security and assist the Lebanese Government in restoring its effective authority in the area; following the July-August 2006 war, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1701 enhancing UNIFIL and deciding that in addition to the original mandate, it would, among other things, monitor the cessation of hostilities; accompany and support the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) as they deploy throughout the south of Lebanon; and extend its assistance to help ensure humanitarian access to civilian populations and the voluntary and safe return of displaced persons; UNIFIL had about 10,250 personnel deployed in the country as of September 2019 (2019)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Lebanon on this page is re-published from the 2020 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lebanon Military 2020 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lebanon Military 2020 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may have the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assigns counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order.






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