|Rank||Country||Manpower fit for military service|
|25||Congo, Democratic Republic of the||10,168,258|
|68||United Arab Emirates||2,229,366|
|106||Papua New Guinea||1,130,951|
|116||Bosnia and Herzegovina||968,242|
|132||Central African Republic||655,875|
|138||Congo, Republic of the||577,944|
|153||Trinidad and Tobago||269,824|
|185||Sao Tome and Principe||27,310|
|186||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||22,875|
|188||Micronesia, Federated States of||22,008|
|195||Antigua and Barbuda||17,676|
|198||Isle of Man||15,206|
|203||Turks and Caicos Islands||11,842|
|205||Saint Kitts and Nevis||10,742|
|208||Northern Mariana Islands||8,793|
|211||British Virgin Islands||6,057|
|216||Wallis and Futuna||3,376|
|224||Saint Pierre and Miquelon||1,064|
Definition: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Manpower fit for military service map
Sept. 29, 1917: Office employees’ flat feet render them unfit for military service
Edmonton Journal - 9/29/2013 1:22:52 PM
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South Africa prepares for Nelson Mandela's funeral, memorial; President Obama, former President Bush, other world leaders to attend
New York Daily News - 12/7/2013 12:12:22 AM
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Is mandatory military service hurting entrepreneurship in Egypt?
wamda.com - 8/5/2013 7:40:04 AM
Imagine what the world would be like if Steve Jobs ... Although more than 25 countries, including Norway, Finland, Greece, South Korea, and Turkey, all have mandatory military service, the rising internal and external encouragement of youth ...
For Perry, Life Was Broadened and Narrowed by the Military
New York Times - 11/26/2011 5:41:09 AM
Yet Mr. Perry’s world travels did ... a commitment to serving in the military, but as a junior, Mr. Perry made one. “It was the time, we got caught up in that — it was service, service to the nation, the country’s at war,” said one ...
From brains to planes, 3-D printing opens world of possibilities for military
Stars and Stripes - 7/21/2013 7:43:32 AM
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The modern US army: unfit for service?
theguardian.com - 9/1/2012 1:06:21 AM
I am here to meet Forrest Fogarty, an American patriot who served in the US army for two years in Iraq ... At 16, he had an image from one of Skrewdriver's album covers – a Viking carrying an axe, an icon among white nationalists – tattooed on his ...
New Americans in Our Nation’s Military
Center for American Progress - 11/8/2013 2:08:29 PM
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Paying the price for refusing military service in South Korea
South China Morning Post - 8/28/2013 4:45:27 PM
"It is a privilege for me to abide by my conscience and I hope my country allows Jehovah's Witnesses alternative service as soon ... imprisoned around the world for reasons of conscientious objection, it said. The Military Manpower Administration (MMA ...
Dallas resident turns to North Lake College for training after military career
Dallas Morning News - 11/8/2013 10:33:44 AM
“I had my mind set on seeing the world, traveling, serving my country,” the Dallas ... who need it get to extended testing times or alternative testing locations. The college also has two licensed counselors for veterans. Staff also help veterans ...
Thanks for your service, vets! Now try finding a job
CNN - 11/10/2013 11:53:05 PM
it still translates into 246,000 post-9/11 vets who were prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country -- and who now are looking for work. And in some ways, things are getting harder. That's because a 2-year-old federal program that ...
'Fit for purpose' Nato looks to Russia for help with missile defence shield
theguardian.com - 11/18/2010 11:54:55 PM
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Michael Morpurgo on horses' military service
CBS News - 4/10/2011 2:10:09 PM
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Swiss Set to Keep Army as Abolitionists Head for Defeat
Bloomberg - 9/19/2013 5:35:07 AM
While challengers are seeking to cut an annual tax bill of about 4.7 billion Swiss francs ($5.1 billion) for troops ... who has risen to the rank of captain in the Swiss air force during a career spanning almost three decades.
UK military drops physical requirements for cyberwarfare specialists
Geek.com - 7/5/2013 12:41:41 PM
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