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Military branches
Note - with the defeat of Saddam Husayn's regime in 2003, the data listed in the following entries for Iraq is invalid, but is retained here for historical purposes and until replaced by valid information related to the future Iraqi Government (April 2003).

Army, Republican Guard, Navy, Air Force, Air Defense Force, Border Guard Force, Fedayeen Saddam;

Military manpower - military age
18 years of age (2002 est.)

Military manpower - availability
males age 15-49 6,135,847 (2002 est.)

Military manpower - fit for military service
males age 15-49 3,430,819 (2002 est.)

Military manpower - reaching military age annually
males 274,035 (2002 est.)

Military expenditures - dollar figure
$1.3 billion (FY00) 

Military expenditures - percent of GDP

Transnational Issues

Disputes - international
Despite restored diplomatic relations in 1990, disputes with Iran over maritime and land boundaries, navigation channel, and other issues from eight-year war persist; land and Shatt al Arab boundary demarcation put an end to claims to Kuwait and to Bubiyan and Warbah islands, but no maritime boundary exists with Kuwait in the Persian Gulf; Iraq protests Turkey's hydrological projects to regulate the Tigris and Euphrates rivers upstream

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