Iceland

Military:  Iceland

Military branches:

no regular military forces; Icelandic National Police; Icelandic Coast Guard (2013)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 75,337 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 62,781

females age 16-49: 61,511 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 2,277

female: 2,200 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

0% of GDP (2005 est.)

country comparison to the world: 172

Military - note:

Iceland has no standing military force; all US military forces in Iceland were withdrawn as of October 2006; defense of Iceland remains a NATO commitment and NATO maintains an air policing presence in Icelandic airspace; Iceland participates in international peacekeeping missions with the civilian-manned Icelandic Crisis Response Unit (ICRU) (2011)

Transnational Issues:  Iceland

Disputes - international:

Iceland, the UK, and Ireland dispute Denmark's claim that the Faroe Islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm; the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority filed a suit against Iceland, claiming the country violated the European Economic Area agreement in failing to pay minimum compensation to Icesave depositors

Refugees and internally displaced persons:

stateless persons: 119 (2012)

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