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Austria:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Land Forces (KdoLdSK), Air Forces (KdoLuSK)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18-35 years of age for compulsory military service; 16 years of age for male or female voluntary service; service obligation 7 months of training, followed by an 8-year reserve obligation (2006)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 1,986,411
females age 16-49: 1,944,834 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,617,385
females age 16-49: 1,583,886 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 50,869
females age 16-49: 48,246 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
0.9% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
while threats of international legal action never materialized in 2007, 915,220 Austrians, with the support of the newly elected Freedom Party, signed a petition in January 2008, demanding that Austria block the Czech Republic's accession to the EU unless Prague closes its nuclear power plant in Temelin, bordering Austria
Illicit drugs
Definition
transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and South American cocaine destined for Western Europe; increasing consumption of European-produced synthetic drugs


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