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    Jordan Military - 2005

      Military branches:
      Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF): Royal Jordanian Land Force, Royal Jordanian Navy, Royal Jordanian Air Force, and Special Operations Command (SOCOM); note - Public Security Directorate normally falls under Ministry of Interior but comes under JAF in wartime or crisis situations

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      17 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription at age 18 was suspended in 1999, although all males under age 37 are required to register (2004)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 17-49: 1,573,995 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 17-49: 1,348,076 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 60,625 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $1.46 billion (2004)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      14.6% (2004)

      NOTE: The information regarding Jordan on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jordan Military 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jordan Military 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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