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Military branches
National Army of Nicaragua (ENN; includes Navy, Air Force) (2008)
Military service age and obligation
17 years of age for voluntary military service; tour of duty 18-36 months (2008)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 1,513,312
females age 16-49: 1,507,999 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,235,400
females age 16-49: 1,302,318 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
males age 16-49: 72,689
females age 16-49: 70,452 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
0.6% (2006)
Disputes - international
memorials and countermemorials were filed by the parties in Nicaragua's 1999 and 2001 proceedings against Honduras and Colombia at the ICJ over the maritime boundary and territorial claims in the western Caribbean Sea, final public hearings are scheduled for 2007; the 1992 ICJ ruling for El Salvador and Honduras advised a tripartite resolution to establish a maritime boundary in the Gulf of Fonseca, which considers Honduran access to the Pacific; legal dispute over navigational rights of San Juan River on border with Costa Rica
Illicit drugs
transshipment point for cocaine destined for the US and transshipment point for arms-for-drugs dealing

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