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Lesotho Military Profile 2002

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Military branches

Lesotho Defense Force (LDF; including Army and Air Wing), Royal Lesotho Mounted Police

Manpower available for military service

males age 15-49: 526,332 (2002 est.)

Manpower fit for military service

males age 15-49: 283,203 (2002 est.)

Military expenditures - dollar figure

$34 million (1999)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP


Military - note

The Lesotho Government in 1999 began an open debate on the future structure, size, and role of the armed forces, especially considering the Lesotho Defense Force's (LDF) history of intervening in political affairs.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of May 15, 2007

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