Swaziland

Military:  SWAZILAND

Military branches:

Umbutfo Swaziland Defense Force (USDF): Ground Force (includes Air Wing) (2013)

Military service age and obligation:

18-30 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; compulsory HIV testing required, only HIV-negative applicants accepted (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 344,038 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 201,853

females age 16-49: 175,477 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 16,168

female: 15,763 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world: 48

Transnational Issues:  SWAZILAND

Disputes - international:

in 2006, Swazi king advocated resorting to ICJ to claim parts of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal from South Africa

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