Military and Transnational Issues in Poland

Military branches
Polish Armed Forces: Land Forces, Navy, Air and Air Defense Aviation Forces, Special Forces (2010)
Military service age and obligation
18-28 years of age for male voluntary or compulsory military service; conscription suspended in 2009; reserve obligation to age 50 (2009)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49:
females age 16-49:
9,298,593 (2010 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
males age 16-49:
females age 16-49:
7,766,361 (2010 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
211,172 (2010 est.)
Military expenditures
1.9% of GDP (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
as a member state that forms part of the EU's external border, Poland has implemented the strict Schengen border rules to restrict illegal immigration and trade along its eastern borders with Belarus and Ukraine
Refugees and internally displaced persons
refugees (country of origin):
14,730 (Russian Federation) (2010)
Illicit drugs
despite diligent counternarcotics measures and international information sharing on cross-border crimes, a major illicit producer of synthetic drugs for the international market; minor transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and Latin American cocaine to Western Europe
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