Jordan

Military:  Jordan

Military branches:

Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF): Royal Jordanian Land Force (RJLF), Royal Jordanian Navy, Royal Jordanian Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya al-Urduniya, RJAF), Special Operations Command (Socom); Public Security Directorate (normally falls under Ministry of Interior, but comes under JAF in wartime or crisis) (2013)

Military service age and obligation:

17 years of age for voluntary male military service; initial service term 2 years, with option to reenlist for 18 years; conscription at age 18 suspended in 1999; women not subject to conscription, but can volunteer to serve in noncombat military positions in the Royal Jordanian Arab Army Women's Corps and RJAF (2013)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 1,674,260

females age 16-49: 1,611,315 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 1,439,192

females age 16-49: 1,384,500 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 73,574

female: 69,420 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world: 4

Transnational Issues:  Jordan

Disputes - international:

2004 Agreement settles border dispute with Syria pending demarcation

Refugees and internally displaced persons:

refugees (country of origin): 1,979,580 (Palestinian refugees (UNRWA)) (2011); 63,037 (Iraq) (2012); 544,374 (Syria) (2013)

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