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Aruba:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
no regular indigenous military forces; the Netherlands maintains a detachment of marines, a frigate, and an amphibious combat detachment in the neighboring Netherlands Antilles (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 24,585
females age 16-49: 25,742 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 20,173
females age 16-49: 21,062 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 705
females age 16-49: 719 (2008 est.)
Military - note
Definition
defense is the responsibility of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Disputes - international
Definition
none
Illicit drugs
Definition
transit point for US- and Europe-bound narcotics with some accompanying money-laundering activity; relatively high percentage of population consumes cocaine


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