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Czech Republic:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Army of the Czech Republic (ACR): Joint Forces Command (includes Army and Air Forces), Support and Training Forces Command (2007)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18-28 years of age for voluntary and 19-28 for compulsory military service (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 2,522,383
females age 16-49: 2,425,095 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 2,100,789
females age 16-49: 2,018,101 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 63,124
females age 16-49: 59,786 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1.46% (2007 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
while threats of international legal action never materialized in 2007, 915,220 Austrians, with the support of the popular Freedom Party, signed a petition in January 2008, demanding that Austria block the Czech Republic's accession to the EU unless Prague closes its controversial Soviet-style nuclear plant in Temelin, bordering Austria
Illicit drugs
Definition
transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and minor transit point for Latin American cocaine to Western Europe; producer of synthetic drugs for local and regional markets; susceptible to money laundering related to drug trafficking, organized crime; significant consumer of ecstasy


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