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Mauritania:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
Definition
Mauritanian Armed Forces: Army, Mauritanian Navy (Marine Mauritanienne; includes naval infantry), Islamic Air Force of Mauritania (Force Aerienne Islamique de Mauritanie, FAIM) (2008)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18 years of age (est.); conscript service obligation - 2 years; majority of servicemen believed to be volunteers; service in Air Force and Navy is voluntary (2006)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 740,675
females age 16-49: 744,709 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 463,305
females age 16-49: 484,777 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
5.5% (2006)
Disputes - international
Definition
Mauritanian claims to Western Sahara remain dormant


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