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Burundi Military 2008

Military branches: National Defense Force (Forces de Defense Nationales, FDN): Army (includes Naval Detachment and Air Wing), Gendarmerie (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 16 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; children as young as 10 years of age have been conscripted into the armed forces; the enrollment of children is still not prohibited (2007)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 1,878,544 females age 16-49: 1,851,676 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 1,083,899 females age 16-49: 1,062,488 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 98,105 female: 98,533 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 5.9% of GDP (2006 est.)

NOTE: The military information regarding Burundi 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 Burundi Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burundi Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.