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Bahamas:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Royal Bahamian Defense Force: Land Force, Navy, Air Wing (2007)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18 years of age (est.); no conscription (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 80,200 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 50,282 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 3,016 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
0.5% (2006)
Disputes - international
Definition
disagrees with the US on the alignment the northern axis of a potential maritime boundary; continues to monitor and interdict drug dealers and Haitian and Cuban refugees in Bahamian waters
Illicit drugs
Definition
transshipment point for cocaine and marijuana bound for US and Europe; offshore financial center


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