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Palau:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
no regular military forces; Palau National Police (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 5,973 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 4,397 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 179 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Military - note
Definition
defense is the responsibility of the US; under a Compact of Free Association between Palau and the US, the US military is granted access to the islands for 50 years, but it has not stationed any military forces there (2008)
Disputes - international
Definition
maritime delineation negotiations continue with Philippines, Indonesia


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