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Faroe Islands:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
no regular military forces
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 11,725 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 9,735 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 400 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Military - note
Definition
defense is the responsibility of Denmark
Disputes - international
Definition
because anticipated offshore hydrocarbon resources have not been realized, earlier Faroese proposals for full independence have been deferred; Iceland, the UK, and Ireland dispute Denmark's claim that the Faroe Islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm


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