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Lesotho Military Profile 2016

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Military branchesLesotho Defense Force (LDF): Army (includes Air Wing) (2012)
Military service age and obligation18-24 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; women serve as commissioned officers (2012)
Military expenditures1.94% of GDP (2012)
2.3% of GDP (2011)
1.94% of GDP (2010)
Military - noteLesotho's declared policy for its military is the maintenance of the country's sovereignty and the preservation of internal security; in practice, external security is guaranteed by South Africa

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on October 8, 2016

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