Military and Transnational Issues in Netherlands

Military branches
Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Navy (includes Naval Air Service and Marine Corps), Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu), Royal Military Police (2010)
Military service age and obligation
20 years of age for an all-volunteer force (2004)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49:
3,911,098
females age 16-49:
3,817,031 (2010 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
males age 16-49:
3,201,328
females age 16-49:
3,122,889 (2010 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
male:
103,462
female:
98,383 (2010 est.)
Military expenditures
1.6% of GDP (2005 est.)
rank:
91
Disputes - international
none
Illicit drugs
major European producer of synthetic drugs, including ecstasy, and cannabis cultivator; important gateway for cocaine, heroin, and hashish entering Europe; major source of US-bound ecstasy; large financial sector vulnerable to money laundering; significant consumer of ecstasy
Data source 1: All Above textual data, maps and flags were extracted from The World Factbook which was prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency and made available on the following link: The World Factbook. Lebanese Economy Forum is not sponsered or affiliated, in any way, by the US Central Intelligence Agency
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