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El Salvador

Defense

After the 1992 peace agreement, the defense has been greatly reduced. It is based on selective military duty with an initial service of 18 months and (2009) comprises about 16,000 men, with 9,900 men in reserve. It is organized into 6 independent brigades, 39 patrol boats, 19 fighter planes and 22 armed helicopters. Half-military police forces amount to 17,000 men. The material is semi-modern and of Western origin. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that SLV stands for El Salvador.

Military of El Salvador

Defense costs rose from 4.4% to 4.8% of GDP in 1985-2007. El Salvador participates in the UN peacekeeping operations in Iraq (MNF) and with observers in Ivory Coast (UNOCI), Lebanon (UNIFIL), Liberia (UNMIL), Sudan (UNMIS) and Western Sahara (MINURSO). The US has an advanced staff unit of about 20 men in the country.

 
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