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Marshall Islands:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
no regular military forces; under the 1983 Compact of Free Association, the US has full authority and responsibility for security and defense of the Marshall Islands; Marshall Islands Police (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 15,708 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 12,864 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 512 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Military - note
Definition
defense is the responsibility of the US
Disputes - international
Definition
claims US territory of Wake Island


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