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Saint Kitts and Nevis:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Saint Kitts and Nevis Defense Force (includes Coast Guard), Royal Saint Kitts and Nevis Police Force
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 10,095
females age 16-49: 10,081 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 8,064
females age 16-49: 8,464 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 366
females age 16-49: 354 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
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Disputes - international
Definition
joins other Caribbean states to counter Venezuela's claim that Aves Island sustains human habitation, a criterion under UNCLOS, which permits Venezuela to extend its EEZ/continental shelf over a large portion of the eastern Caribbean Sea
Illicit drugs
Definition
transshipment point for South American drugs destined for the US and Europe; some money-laundering activity


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