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Cape Verde:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Other pages in this profile of Cape Verde:
Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
People's Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARP): Army, Coast Guard (includes maritime air wing) (2007)
Military service age and obligation
18 years of age (est.) for selective compulsory military service; 14-month conscript service obligation (2006)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 103,650
females age 16-49: 103,553 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 83,082
females age 16-49: 88,832 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
0.7% (2005)
Disputes - international
Illicit drugs
used as a transshipment point for Latin American cocaine destined for Western Europe; the lack of a well-developed financial system limits the country's utility as a money-laundering center

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