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    Lesotho Military - 2004

      Military branches:
      Lesotho Defense Force (LDF; with Army and Air Wing)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 15-49: 465,827 (2004 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 15-49: 253,974 (2004 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $32.5 million (2003)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.6% (2003)

      Military - note:
      the Lesotho Government in 1999 began an open debate on the future structure, size, and role of the armed forces, especially considering the Lesotho Defense Force's (LDF) history of intervening in political affairs

      NOTE: The information regarding Lesotho on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lesotho Military 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lesotho Military 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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