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Belarus:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Belarus Armed Forces: Land Force, Air and Air Defense Force (2008)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18-27 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation - 18 months (2005)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 2,491,643
females age 16-49: 2,528,779 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,727,974
females age 16-49: 2,093,106 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 64,232
females age 16-49: 60,788 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1.4% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
Boundary demarcated with Latvia and Lithuania in 2006; 1997 boundary delimitation treaty with Ukraine remains unratified over unresolved financial claims, preventing demarcation and diminishing border security
Illicit drugs
Definition
limited cultivation of opium poppy and cannabis, mostly for the domestic market; transshipment point for illicit drugs to and via Russia, and to the Baltics and Western Europe; a small and lightly regulated financial center; new anti-money-laundering legislation does not meet international standards; few investigations or prosecutions of money-laundering activities


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