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Military branches
no regular military forces; Icelandic National Police (2008)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 74,896 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 62,342 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
0% (2005 est.)
Military - note
Iceland has no standing military force; under a 1951 bilateral agreement - still valid - its defense was provided by the US-manned Icelandic Defense Force (IDF) headquartered at Keflavik; however, all US military forces in Iceland were withdrawn as of October 2006; although wartime defense of Iceland remains a NATO commitment, in April 2007, Iceland and Norway signed a bilateral agreement providing for Norwegian aerial surveillance and defense of Icelandic airspace (2008)
Disputes - international
Iceland, the UK, and Ireland dispute Denmark's claim that the Faroe Islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm

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