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Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
Jamaica Defense Force: Ground Forces, Coast Guard, Air Wing (2007)
Military service age and obligation
18 years of age for voluntary military service; younger recruits may be conscripted with parental consent (2001)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 688,480
females age 16-49: 709,548 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 566,477
females age 16-49: 583,075 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
males age 16-49: 32,000
females age 16-49: 31,428 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
0.6% (2006 est.)
Disputes - international
Illicit drugs
transshipment point for cocaine from South America to North America and Europe; illicit cultivation and consumption of cannabis; government has an active manual cannabis eradication program; corruption is a major concern; substantial money-laundering activity; Colombian narcotics traffickers favor Jamaica for illicit financial transactions

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