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Netherlands Antilles:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
no regular military forces; National Guard (2008)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
16 years of age for National Guard recruitment; no conscription (2004)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 55,365
females age 16-49: 57,060 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 46,102
females age 16-49: 47,219 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 1,855
females age 16-49: 1,760 (2008 est.)
Military - note
Definition
defense is the responsibility of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Disputes - international
Definition
none
Illicit drugs
Definition
transshipment point for South American drugs bound for the US and Europe; money-laundering center


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