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Gibraltar:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Other pages in this profile of Gibraltar:
Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
Definition
Royal Gibraltar Regiment
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 6,308 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 5,244 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 190 (2008 est.)
Military - note
Definition
defense is the responsibility of the UK; the Royal Gibraltar Regiment replaced the last British regular infantry forces in 1992
Disputes - international
Definition
in 2002, Gibraltar residents voted overwhelmingly by referendum to reject any "shared sovereignty" arrangement; the government of Gibraltar insists on equal participation in talks between the UK and Spain; Spain disapproves of UK plans to grant Gibraltar even greater autonomy


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