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BASOTHO MILITARY STATS

Armed forces growth

0

[70th of 132]

Armed forces personnel

2,000

[140th of 166]

Armed forces personnel (per capita)

0.984737 per 1,000 people

[129th of 166]

Arms imports > constant 1990 US$

1,000,000 constant 1990 US$

[90th of 100]

Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ (per capita)

0.556 constant 1990 US$ per c

[87th of 170]

Branches
Lesotho Defense Force (LDF); Army (includes Air Wing)

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Ratification

14 SEP 1999

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature

30 SEP 1996

Conscription
No conscription (FWCC).

Conventional arms imports

$1,000,000.00

[85th of 85]

Conventional arms imports (per $ GDP)

0.17 per $1,000

[62nd of 85]

Conventional arms imports (per capita)

0.492 per 1 population

[74th of 85]

expenditure > % of central government expenditure

6.76 %

[37th of 88]

expenditure > % of GDP

2.36 %

[33rd of 145]

expenditure > current LCU

217300000

Expenditures

2.6 % of GDP

[33rd of 87]

Expenditures > Dollar figure

$32,300,000.00

[67th of 111]

Expenditures > Dollar figure (per $ GDP)

$24.50 per 1,000 $ of GDP

[28th of 111]

Expenditures > Dollar figure (per capita)

$17.96 per capita

[40th of 111]

Expenditures > Percent of GDP

2.6%

[37th of 154]

Manpower > Availability > Females

522,485

[130th of 162]

Manpower > Availability > Males

525,203

[141st of 210]

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49

459,723

[142nd of 175]

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49

465,827

[143rd of 175]

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita)

0.259 per capita

[81st of 175]

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita)

226.353 per 1,000 people

[140th of 174]

Manpower > Fit for military service > Females

238,350

[135th of 162]

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males

262,101

[144th of 210]

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49

253,974

[143rd of 174]

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49

250,560

[143rd of 174]

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita)

0.141 per capita

[123rd of 174]

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita)

123.368 per 1,000 people

[143rd of 173]

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females

26,006

[137th of 226]

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females (per capita)

12.22 per 1,000 people

[9th of 225]

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males

26,084

[138th of 226]

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males (per capita)

12.256 per 1,000 people

[18th of 225]

Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49

440,102

[94th of 120]

Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita)

0.207 per capita

[72nd of 120]

Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49

428,982

[104th of 164]

Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita)

0.202 per capita

[119th of 164]

Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49

160,681

[99th of 119]

Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita)

0.076 per capita

[118th of 119]

Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49

180,797

[108th of 161]

Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita)

0.085 per capita

[157th of 161]

Note
Lesotho's declared policy is maintenance of its independent sovereignty and preservation of internal security; in practice, external security is guaranteed by South Africa; restructuring of the Lesotho Defense Force (LDF) and Ministry of Defense and Public Service over the past five years has focused on subordinating the defense apparatus to civilian control and restoring the LDF's cohesion; the restructuring has considerably improved capabilities and professionalism, but the LDF is disproportionately large for a small, poor country; the government has outlined a reduction to a planned 1,500-man strength, but these plans have met with vociferous resistance from the political opposition and from inside the LDF

personnel

2,000

[152nd of 170]

personnel (per capita)

1.114 per 1,000 people

[146th of 171]

personnel > % of total labor force

0.32 %

[140th of 168]

Service age and obligation
18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription

US military exports

$75.00 thousand

[96th of 109]

US military exports (per capita)

$0.04 thousand per 1,000 peopl

[82nd of 109]

Weapon holdings

24,000

[131st of 137]

Weapon holdings (per capita)

11,816.8 per 1 million people

[108th of 137]

SOURCES calculated on the basis of data on armed forces from IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford; Oxford University Press; IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford; Oxford University Press; World Development Indicators database; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia; Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty ; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997. Data collected from the nations concerned, unless otherwise indicated. Acronyms; Amnesty International (AI); European Council of Conscripts Organizations (ECCO); Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC); International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHFHR); National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors (NISBCO); Service, Peace and Justice in Latin America (SERPAJ); War Resisters International (WRI); World Council of Churches (WCC); SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). 2005. SIPRI Arms Transfers. Database. February. Stockholm.; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; CIA World Factbook, 14 June, 2007 ; Study by David Lochhead and James Morrell; available from the Center for International Policy; Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho

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