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East Timor:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Definition
Timor-Leste Defense Force (Forcas de Defesa de Timor-L'este, Falintil (FDTL)): Army, Navy (Armada) (2008)
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: 284,903
females age 16-49: 272,212 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 224,096
females age 16-49: 231,901 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 13,045
females age 16-49: 12,670 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Disputes - international
Definition
Timor-Leste-Indonesia Boundary Committee has resolved all but a small portion of the land boundary, but discussions on maritime boundaries are stalemated over sovereignty of the uninhabited coral island of Pulau Batek/Fatu Sinai in the north and alignment with Australian claims in the south; many refugees who left Timor-Leste in 2003 still reside in Indonesia and refuse repatriation; Australia and Timor-Leste agreed in 2005 to defer the disputed portion of the boundary for 50 years and to split hydrocarbon revenues evenly outside the Joint Petroleum Development Area covered by the 2002 Timor Sea Treaty
Refugees and internally displaced persons
Definition
IDPs: 100,000 (2007)
Illicit drugs
Definition
NA


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