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Botswana Military 2008

Military branches: Botswana Defense Force: Ground Forces, Air Wing (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18 is the apparent age of voluntary military service; the official qualifications for determining minimum age are unknown (2001)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 487,853 females age 16-49: 464,278 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 290,093 females age 16-49: 257,700 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 23,007 female: 22,551 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 3.3% of GDP (2006)

NOTE: The military information regarding Botswana on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Botswana Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Botswana Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.