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Lesotho Military 2016
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SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Lesotho Military 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

Military branches:
Lesotho Defense Force (LDF): Army (includes Air Wing) (2012)

Military service age and obligation:
18-24 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; women serve as commissioned officers (2012)

Military expenditures:
1.94% of GDP (2012) 2.3% of GDP (2011) 1.94% of GDP (2010)
country comparison to the world: 43
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]

Military - note:
Lesotho'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


NOTE: The information regarding Lesotho on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lesotho Military 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lesotho Military 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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