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Haiti:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
no regular military forces - small Coast Guard; the regular Haitian Armed Forces (FAdH) - Army, Navy, and Air Force - have been demobilized but still exist on paper unless they are constitutionally abolished (2007)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 2,047,083
females age 16-49: 2,047,953 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,303,743
females age 16-49: 1,332,316 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 105,655
females age 16-49: 104,376 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
0.4% (2006)
Disputes - international
Definition
since 2004, about 8,000 peacekeepers from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) maintain civil order in Haiti; despite efforts to control illegal migration, Haitians cross into the Dominican Republic and sail to neighboring countries; Haiti claims US-administered Navassa Island
Illicit drugs
Definition
Caribbean transshipment point for cocaine en route to the US and Europe; substantial bulk cash smuggling activity; Colombian narcotics traffickers favor Haiti for illicit financial transactions; pervasive corruption; significant consumer of cannabis


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