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Dominica:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
no regular military forces; Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (includes Coast Guard) (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 18,584 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 15,648 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 756 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
NA (2006)
Disputes - international
Definition
Dominica is the only Caribbean state to challenge Venezuela's sovereignty claim over Aves Island and joins the other island nations in challenging whether the feature sustains human habitation, a criterion under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which permits Venezuela to extend its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf claims over a large portion of the eastern Caribbean Sea
Illicit drugs
Definition
transshipment point for narcotics bound for the US and Europe; minor cannabis producer; anti-money-laundering enforcement is weak, making the country particularly vulnerable to money laundering


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