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Denmark:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Defense Command: Army Operational Command, Admiral Danish Fleet, Island Command Greenland, Tactical Air Command, Home Guard (2008)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscripts serve an initial training period that varies from 4 to 12 months according to specialization; reservists are assigned to mobilization units following completion of their conscript service; women eligible to volunteer for military service (2004)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 1,235,067
females age 16-49: 1,215,418 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,012,716
females age 16-49: 996,436 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 36,561
females age 16-49: 34,603 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1.5% (2006; 1.28% 2007 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
Iceland, the UK, and Ireland dispute Denmark's claim that the Faroe Islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm; Faroese continue to study proposals for full independence; sovereignty dispute with Canada over Hans Island in the Kennedy Channel between Ellesmere Island and Greenland


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