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Yemen:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
Definition
Army (includes Republican Guard), Navy (includes Marines), Yemen Air Force (Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jamahiriya al Yemeniya; includes Air Defense Force) (2008)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
voluntary military service program authorized in 2001; 2-year service obligation (2006)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 5,080,038
females age 16-49: 4,852,555 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 3,585,947
females age 16-49: 3,619,195 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 268,468
females age 16-49: 258,196 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
6.6% (2006)
Military - note
Definition
a Coast Guard was established in 2002
Disputes - international
Definition
Saudi Arabia has reinforced its concrete-filled security barrier along sections of the fully demarcated border with Yemen to stem illegal cross-border activities
Refugees and internally displaced persons
Definition
refugees (country of origin): 91,587 (Somalia) (2007)


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