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Military of Afghanistan

Military of Afghanistan:

Afghanistan has a long tradition of guerrilla and paramilitary warfare and has many individual factions[?]. Afghanistan does not have a traditional military in the Western sense. Various factions receive logistics support from foreign powers including Russia, Pakistan and the United States.

Military branches: NA; note - the military does not exist on a national basis; some elements of the former Army, Air and Air Defense Forces, National Guard, Border Guard Forces, National Police Force (Sarandoi), and tribal militias still exist but are factionalized among the various groups

Military manpower - military age: 22 years of age

Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 6,645,023 (2001 est.)

Military manpower - fit for military service: males age 15-49: 3,561,957 (2001 est.)

Military manpower - reaching military age annually: males: 252,869 (2001 est.)

Military expenditures - dollar figure: $NA

Military expenditures - percent of GDP: NA%

Reference Much of the material in this article comes from the CIA World Factbook 2000.

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