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  • Air force > Combat aircraft: Number of fighter aircrafts (fixed wing aircrafts with combat capability).
  • Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Army > Attack helicopters: Number of attack helicopter (includes helicopters that have some attacking capabilities).
  • Army > Main battle tanks: Number of main battle tanks.
  • Budget: Annual defense budget in billion USD.
  • Global Peace Index: The Global Peace Index is comprised of 22 indicators in the three categories ongoing domestic or international conflicts; societal safety; and security and militarization. A low index value indicates a peaceful and safe country.
  • Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Navy > Aircraft carriers: Number of aircraft carriers.
  • Navy > Corvette warships: Number of corvettes.
  • Navy > Nuclear submarines: Number of nuclear submarines.
  • Navy > Submarines: Number of patrol boats (includes minesweepers).
  • Personnel > Per capita: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
  • War deaths: Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths."
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Armed forces personnel > Total: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces."
  • Personnel: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Navy > Frigates: Number of frigates.
  • Navy > Destroyers: Number of destroyers.
  • Navy > Cruisers: Number of cruisers.
  • Branches: The names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces
  • Navy > Amphibious warfare ships: Number of amphibious warfare ships.
  • Military expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Highest military decorations > Name: Name of each country’s highest military decoration.
  • Air force > Aircraft carriers > Total: Total amount of aircraft carriers possessed by each country. 
  • Navy > Helicopter carriers: Amount of helicopter carriers currently in service.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Gulf War Coalition Forces: Number of troops who served on active duty in the Gulf War theater of operations between August 2, 1990, and June 13, 1991.
  • Air force > Aircraft carriers > Commissioned:

    Amount of aircraft carriers in full service in each country. These numbers can also be interpreted as the amount of each country's commissioned aircraft carriers.   

  • Armed forces personnel per 1000: Total armed forces (2000). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Personnel per 1000: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Arms trade > Arms imports, top countries: Compares the world's largest arms importers, in millions of US Dollars. Data corresponds to the year 2010, and was compiled by SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), a think tank dedicated to the research of conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament in the world, with presence in Stockholm, Beijing and Washington DC. For more comprehensive statistics, visit the intitute's databases section
  • Nuclear weapons > Non-Proliferation treaty sign date: Signed.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Conscription: A description of the status of conscription in the nation in 1997.
  • Armed forces growth: Growth in the number of armed forces personnel from 1985 (index = 100) to 2000. 100 means no growth, 50 means it halved and 200 means it doubled.
  • Imports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Defence spending > Percent of GDP: Defense expenditure as percentage of GDP. Figures are for the year 2010.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Air force > Aircraft carriers > In reserve: Total amount of reserve aircraft carriers in each country.
  • Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Conventional arms > Exports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths: Amount of citizens from each country who were killed in the 2002 Bali bombings. In all, 202 people were killed.
  • Weapon holdings per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Military spending > 2009 > USD billions: Defense expenditure of some countries in the year 2010.
  • Arms trade > Arms imports, top countries per million people: Compares the world's largest arms importers, in millions of US Dollars. Data corresponds to the year 2010, and was compiled by SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), a think tank dedicated to the research of conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament in the world, with presence in Stockholm, Beijing and Washington DC. For more comprehensive statistics, visit the intitute's databases section. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Exports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Gulf War Coalition Forces per million: Number of troops who served on active duty in the Gulf War theater of operations between August 2, 1990, and June 13, 1991. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms > Exports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths per million people: Amount of citizens from each country who were killed in the 2002 Bali bombings. In all, 202 people were killed. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Manpower > Military age: The minimum age at which an individual may volunteer for military service or be subject to conscription.
  • Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000.
  • Employment in arms > Production per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Iraq coalition forces > Troop strength: Number of coalition forces in Iraq. Earliest confirmed date of troop strength is Georgia, as of September 10, 2005. Latest confirmed date of troop strength is Denmark, as of March 23, 2006. NOTE: There are no reliable estimates on number of other coalition forces in Iraq, by country. An additional 1,850 troops are from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia and Ukraine. Fiji is participating as part of the UN mission in Iraq. U.S. troop strength includes active and reserve and are as of March 2006.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Gross disbursements as a percent of ODA: Percent of all gross disbursments of official development aid which goes to Afghanistan, 2003-2004. NOTE: The total percent to Afghanistan from all donor countries is 1.7%.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Allies of World War I > Personnel and casualties > Wounded in action per 1000: Troops of allied powers wounded in action in World War I. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Commitment to Development Index (security): The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) ranks the world’s richest countries on their commitment to policies that benefit the poorer nations. The security component of the CDI considers military actions that affect developing countries, favoring three aspects of the security-development nexus: 1. Financial and personnel contributions to peacekeeping operations and forcible humanitarian interventions. 2. Deployment of naval fleets to platrol sea lanes. 3. Collaboration with international security regimes that promote non-proliferation, disarmament and international rule of law. Finally, the CDI penalizes some exports of arms to nations, especially ones that are undemocratic and spend heavily on the military.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Iraq pledges of reconstruction aid: Amount pledged by donor countries for reconstruction in Iraq, as of December 31, 2005. NOTES ON PLEDGES OF RECONSTRUCTION AID TABLE: The European Commission has pledged $518,119,988, which includes an additional January 2005 pledge of 200 million Euros (approximately $260 million), not yet formally committed to UNDG or World Bank Iraqi Trust Fund. Not incuded in this graph is $65,000,000 in additional pledges from Kuwait. "The World Bank, United Nations and CPA estimated Iraq will need $56 billion for reconstruction and stabilization efforts from 2004 to 2007, but that estimate is probably too low." -Brookings Institute. UPDATE ON 2003 MADRID CONFERENCE PLEDGES: Of the $13.5 billion pledged by donors other than the United States, $3.2 billion has been disbursed as of December 2005. The figure for the United States is derived from the IRRF 1 and 2. Status of the IRRF 2 as of January 6, 2006: $16.9 billion as been committed, and just over $10.1 billion has been expended.
  • Iraq coalition forces > Troop strength per million: Number of coalition forces in Iraq. Earliest confirmed date of troop strength is Georgia, as of September 10, 2005. Latest confirmed date of troop strength is Denmark, as of March 23, 2006. NOTE: There are no reliable estimates on number of other coalition forces in Iraq, by country. An additional 1,850 troops are from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia and Ukraine. Fiji is participating as part of the UN mission in Iraq. U.S. troop strength includes active and reserve and are as of March 2006. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Allies of World War I > Personnel and casualties > Wounded in action: Troops of allied powers wounded in action in World War I.
  • Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Conventional arms > Exports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Expenditure > % of central government expenditure: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates, % of GDP: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Personnel > % of total labor force: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates per capita: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Defence minister: Name of defence minister.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population."
  • Iraq Coalition casualties per million: Number of military fatalities in Iraq since March 20th, 2003. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Military expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates > Per $ GDP: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 10,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Iraq pledges of reconstruction aid > Per $ GDP: Amount pledged by donor countries for reconstruction in Iraq, as of December 31, 2005. NOTES ON PLEDGES OF RECONSTRUCTION AID TABLE: The European Commission has pledged $518,119,988, which includes an additional January 2005 pledge of 200 million Euros (approximately $260 million), not yet formally committed to UNDG or World Bank Iraqi Trust Fund. Not incuded in this graph is $65,000,000 in additional pledges from Kuwait. "The World Bank, United Nations and CPA estimated Iraq will need $56 billion for reconstruction and stabilization efforts from 2004 to 2007, but that estimate is probably too low." -Brookings Institute. UPDATE ON 2003 MADRID CONFERENCE PLEDGES: Of the $13.5 billion pledged by donors other than the United States, $3.2 billion has been disbursed as of December 2005. The figure for the United States is derived from the IRRF 1 and 2. Status of the IRRF 2 as of January 6, 2006: $16.9 billion as been committed, and just over $10.1 billion has been expended. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 100,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Iraq pledges of reconstruction aid, % of GDP: Amount pledged by donor countries for reconstruction in Iraq, as of December 31, 2005. NOTES ON PLEDGES OF RECONSTRUCTION AID TABLE: The European Commission has pledged $518,119,988, which includes an additional January 2005 pledge of 200 million Euros (approximately $260 million), not yet formally committed to UNDG or World Bank Iraqi Trust Fund. Not incuded in this graph is $65,000,000 in additional pledges from Kuwait. "The World Bank, United Nations and CPA estimated Iraq will need $56 billion for reconstruction and stabilization efforts from 2004 to 2007, but that estimate is probably too low." -Brookings Institute. UPDATE ON 2003 MADRID CONFERENCE PLEDGES: Of the $13.5 billion pledged by donors other than the United States, $3.2 billion has been disbursed as of December 2005. The figure for the United States is derived from the IRRF 1 and 2. Status of the IRRF 2 as of January 6, 2006: $16.9 billion as been committed, and just over $10.1 billion has been expended. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Iraq pledges of reconstruction aid per capita: Amount pledged by donor countries for reconstruction in Iraq, as of December 31, 2005. NOTES ON PLEDGES OF RECONSTRUCTION AID TABLE: The European Commission has pledged $518,119,988, which includes an additional January 2005 pledge of 200 million Euros (approximately $260 million), not yet formally committed to UNDG or World Bank Iraqi Trust Fund. Not incuded in this graph is $65,000,000 in additional pledges from Kuwait. "The World Bank, United Nations and CPA estimated Iraq will need $56 billion for reconstruction and stabilization efforts from 2004 to 2007, but that estimate is probably too low." -Brookings Institute. UPDATE ON 2003 MADRID CONFERENCE PLEDGES: Of the $13.5 billion pledged by donors other than the United States, $3.2 billion has been disbursed as of December 2005. The figure for the United States is derived from the IRRF 1 and 2. Status of the IRRF 2 as of January 6, 2006: $16.9 billion as been committed, and just over $10.1 billion has been expended. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Iraq Coalition casualties: Number of military fatalities in Iraq since March 20th, 2003.
  • Operation Enduring Freedom > Afghanistan coalition fatalities per million: Number of fatalities among coalition forces in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Operation Enduring Freedom > Afghanistan coalition fatalities: Number of fatalities among coalition forces in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
STAT Australia United States HISTORY
Air force > Combat aircraft 96
Ranked 17th.
3,318
Ranked 1st. 35 times more than Australia
Armed forces personnel 51,000
Ranked 67th.
1.37 million
Ranked 3rd. 27 times more than Australia
Army > Attack helicopters 22
Ranked 13th.
6,417
Ranked 1st. 292 times more than Australia
Army > Main battle tanks 59
Ranked 47th.
8,725
Ranked 1st. 148 times more than Australia
Budget 26.9 US$ BN
Ranked 3rd.
682 US$ BN
Ranked 1st. 25 times more than Australia
Global Peace Index 1.44
Ranked 18th.
2.13
Ranked 4th. 48% more than Australia

Military expenditures 3% of GDP
Ranked 16th.
4.6% of GDP
Ranked 1st. 53% more than Australia
Military service age and obligation 17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces 18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units
Navy > Aircraft carriers 0.0
Ranked 56th.
10
Ranked 1st.
Navy > Corvette warships 0.0
Ranked 43th.
2
Ranked 8th.
Navy > Nuclear submarines 0.0
Ranked 28th.
71
Ranked 1st.
Navy > Submarines 6
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than United States
2
Ranked 8th.
Personnel > Per capita 2.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 115th.
5.22 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th. Twice as much as Australia

Service age and obligation 17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in Army combat units in non-combat support roles 18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines)
War deaths 0.0
Ranked 152nd.
0.0
Ranked 73th.

Military branches Australian Defense Force (ADF): Australian Army (includes Special Operations Command), Royal Australian Navy (includes Naval Aviation Force), Royal Australian Air Force, Joint Operations Command (JOC) United States Armed Forces: US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 2.4%
Ranked 41st.
4.06%
Ranked 22nd. 69% more than Australia
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Armed forces personnel > Total 55,000
Ranked 63th.
1.54 million
Ranked 4th. 28 times more than Australia

Personnel 53,000
Ranked 70th.
1.55 million
Ranked 3rd. 29 times more than Australia

Navy > Frigates 12
Ranked 5th.
26
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Australia
Navy > Destroyers 3
Ranked 4th.
62
Ranked 1st. 21 times more than Australia
Navy > Cruisers 0.0
Ranked 27th.
22
Ranked 1st.
Branches Australian Defense Force (ADF): Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Special Operations Command US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard; note - Coast Guard administered in peacetime by the Department of Homeland Security, but in wartime reports to the Department of the Navy
Navy > Amphibious warfare ships 3
Ranked 7th.
30
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Australia
Military expenditure > Current LCU 25.7 billion
Ranked 52nd.
661.05 billion
Ranked 13th. 26 times more than Australia

Highest military decorations > Name The Victoria Cross for Australia The Medal of Honor
Air force > Aircraft carriers > Total 3
Ranked 7th.
68
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than Australia
Navy > Helicopter carriers 0.0
Ranked 7th.
9
Ranked 1st.
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 143,565
Ranked 68th.
2.16 million
Ranked 5th. 15 times more than Australia

Gulf War Coalition Forces 700
Ranked 16th.
697,000
Ranked 1st. 996 times more than Australia
Air force > Aircraft carriers > Commissioned 0.0
Ranked 12th.
19
Ranked 1st.
Weapon holdings 1.19 million
Ranked 59th.
38.54 million
Ranked 1st. 32 times more than Australia
Armed forces personnel per 1000 2.66
Ranked 101st.
4.84
Ranked 57th. 82% more than Australia
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 144,934
Ranked 65th.
2.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than Australia

Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Personnel per 1000 2.6
Ranked 114th.
5.23
Ranked 70th. 2 times more than Australia

Expenditure > Current LCU 17055000000 507089000000
Arms trade > Arms imports, top countries 1,677
Ranked 3rd. 88% more than United States
893
Ranked 6th.

Nuclear weapons > Non-Proliferation treaty sign date 27 Feb 1970 (L, M, W) 1 Jul 1968 (L, M, W)
Conscription No <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>conscription</a> (FWCC). No <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>conscription</a>.
Armed forces growth -28%
Ranked 99th.
-37%
Ranked 107th. 32% more than Australia
Imports > USD 344 million
Ranked 23th.
904 million
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Australia

Defence spending > Percent of GDP 1.8%
Ranked 8th.
4.3%
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Australia
Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ 396 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 18th. 2% more than United States
387 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 19th.

Air force > Aircraft carriers > In reserve 0.0
Ranked 3rd.
1
Ranked 1st.
Expenditures 2.4% of GDP
Ranked 37th.
4.06% of GDP
Ranked 10th. 69% more than Australia
Military expenditures > Percent of GDP 3% of GDP
Ranked 2nd.
4.06% of GDP
Ranked 10th. 35% more than Australia
Conventional arms > Exports $52.00 million
Ranked 19th.
$5.45 billion
Ranked 2nd. 105 times more than Australia
Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths 88
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than United States
7
Ranked 4th.
Weapon holdings per 1000 61.09
Ranked 69th.
135.24
Ranked 43th. 2 times more than Australia
Military spending > 2009 > USD billions 19 661
Arms trade > Arms imports, top countries per million people 76
Ranked 3rd. 26 times more than United States
2.89
Ranked 12th.

Manpower fit for military service > Females age 16-49 4239985 None
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ 50 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 19th.
7.1 billion constant 1990 US$
Ranked 1st. 142 times more than Australia

Employment in arms > Production 10,000
Ranked 39th.
2.32 million
Ranked 2nd. 232 times more than Australia
Exports > USD 6 million
Ranked 31st.
6.16 billion
Ranked 1st. 1027 times more than Australia

Gulf War Coalition Forces per million 40.5
Ranked 17th.
2,755.15
Ranked 5th. 68 times more than Australia
Conventional arms > Exports per capita $3.05
Ranked 20th.
$21.84
Ranked 9th. 7 times more than Australia
ISAF troops in Afghanistan > 2010-12-14 1,550
Ranked 10th.
90,000
Ranked 1st. 58 times more than Australia
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 4.94 million
Ranked 34th.
67.74 million
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than Australia
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people 6.33
Ranked 175th.
6.89
Ranked 163th. 9% more than Australia

Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths per million people 4.48
Ranked 1st. 184 times more than United States
0.0243
Ranked 19th.
Conventional arms imports $334.00 million
Ranked 15th.
$533.00 million
Ranked 8th. 60% more than Australia
Manpower > Availability > Males 5 million
Ranked 54th.
72.72 million
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than Australia

Manpower > Military age 17 years of age 18 years of age
Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP 0.085 per $1,000
Ranked 21st.
0.464 per $1,000
Ranked 15th. 5 times more than Australia
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 24 SEP 1996 24 SEP 1996
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 142,158
Ranked 53th.
2.14 million
Ranked 4th. 15 times more than Australia
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 143,565
Ranked 68th.
2.16 million
Ranked 5th. 15 times more than Australia
Manpower available for military service > Females age 16-49 None None
Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 19.42 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 14th. 15 times more than United States
1.31 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 56th.

Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 2,459.54 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 20th.
23,956.65 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 5th. 10 times more than Australia

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates $2.57 billion
Ranked 13th.
$83.44 billion
Ranked 1st. 32 times more than Australia
Military expenditures > Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Figures > Date of information 2005 2005
Employment in arms > Production per 1000 0.515
Ranked 40th.
8.14
Ranked 2nd. 16 times more than Australia
Iraq coalition forces > Troop strength 900
Ranked 6th.
133,000
Ranked 1st. 148 times more than Australia
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 4.14 million
Ranked 51st.
59.41 million
Ranked 3rd. 14 times more than Australia

Manpower > Availability > Females 4.87 million
Ranked 50th.
71.64 million
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than Australia

Aid to Afghanistan > Gross disbursements as a percent of ODA 1.1%
Ranked 13th.
3.3%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Australia
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 5.04 million
Ranked 52nd.
73.6 million
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than Australia

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 19.48 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 15th. 15 times more than United States
1.31 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 57th.

Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000 235.24
Ranked 46th. 5% more than United States
224.89
Ranked 74th.
Conventional arms imports per capita $19.57
Ranked 13th. 9 times more than United States
$2.14
Ranked 51st.
Allies of World War I > Personnel and casualties > Wounded in action per 1000 7.35
Ranked 5th. 11 times more than United States
0.689
Ranked 11th.
Commitment to Development Index (security) 5.1
Ranked 13th. 11% more than United States
4.6
Ranked 16th.
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people 6.15
Ranked 173th.
6.65
Ranked 159th. 8% more than Australia
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females 135,800
Ranked 68th.
2.06 million
Ranked 5th. 15 times more than Australia
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 4.02 million
Ranked 47th.
59.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than Australia

ISAF troops in Afghanistan > 2009-12-09 1,550
Ranked 9th.
45,780
Ranked 1st. 30 times more than Australia
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000 247
Ranked 92nd.
249.05
Ranked 85th. 1% more than Australia

Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 per 1000 6.76
Ranked 115th.
7.12
Ranked 107th. 5% more than Australia
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 4.82 million
Ranked 32nd.
67.07 million
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than Australia
Iraq pledges of reconstruction aid $45.59 million
Ranked 13th.
$20.90 billion
Ranked 1st. 458 times more than Australia
Iraq coalition forces > Troop strength per million 43.48
Ranked 7th.
445.74
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Australia
Allies of World War I > Personnel and casualties > Wounded in action 152,171
Ranked 5th.
205,690
Ranked 4th. 35% more than Australia
Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP 0.546 per $1,000
Ranked 36th. 12 times more than United States
0.045 per $1,000
Ranked 81st.
Conventional arms > Exports, % of GDP 0.0167%
Ranked 28th.
0.0948%
Ranked 14th. 6 times more than Australia
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita 6.55 per 1,000 people
Ranked 178th.
6.84 per 1,000 people
Ranked 168th. 5% more than Australia

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita 0.252 per capita
Ranked 102nd. About the same as United States
0.251 per capita
Ranked 103th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita 6.9 per 1,000 people
Ranked 174th.
7.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 165th. 4% more than Australia

Expenditure > % of central government expenditure 7.16%
Ranked 21st.
19.26%
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Australia

Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000 227.74
Ranked 111th.
235.58
Ranked 92nd. 3% more than Australia

Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000 229.41
Ranked 37th. 3% more than United States
222.65
Ranked 51st.
Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000 233.81
Ranked 136th.
239.12
Ranked 119th. 2% more than Australia

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates, % of GDP 0.345%
Ranked 17th.
0.627%
Ranked 12th. 82% more than Australia
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Female 135800 2055685
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Male 143565 2161727
Personnel > % of total labor force 0.51%
Ranked 119th.
0.99%
Ranked 83th. 94% more than Australia

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people 6.45
Ranked 172nd.
6.83
Ranked 165th. 6% more than Australia
Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates per capita $124.07
Ranked 16th.
$279.63
Ranked 12th. 2 times more than Australia
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000 193.47
Ranked 97th.
195.38
Ranked 85th. 1% more than Australia

Defence minister Minister of Defence Stephen Smith Chuck Hagel
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people 6.15
Ranked 171st.
6.65
Ranked 158th. 8% more than Australia
Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force 0.49%
Ranked 115th.
0.97%
Ranked 71st. 98% more than Australia

Iraq Coalition casualties per million 0.101
Ranked 14th.
8.56
Ranked 1st. 85 times more than Australia
Conventional arms imports, % of GDP 0.107%
Ranked 44th. 12 times more than United States
0.00927%
Ranked 75th.
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females 135,800
Ranked 68th.
2.06 million
Ranked 5th. 15 times more than Australia
Military expenditure > % of GDP 2.05%
Ranked 39th.
4.64%
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than Australia

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates > Per $ GDP $40.68 per $10,000 of GDP
Ranked 18th.
$71.51 per $10,000 of GDP
Ranked 12th. 76% more than Australia
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000 6.78
Ranked 158th.
7.19
Ranked 148th. 6% more than Australia

Expenditure > % of GDP 1.78%
Ranked 49th.
4.08%
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than Australia

Iraq pledges of reconstruction aid > Per $ GDP $7.22 per $100,000 of GDP
Ranked 19th.
$179.13 per $100,000 of GDP
Ranked 5th. 25 times more than Australia
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 2.45 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 20th.
24.03 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 5th. 10 times more than Australia

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000 6.43
Ranked 162nd.
6.84
Ranked 151st. 6% more than Australia

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 137,511
Ranked 69th.
2.08 million
Ranked 4th. 15 times more than Australia

Iraq pledges of reconstruction aid, % of GDP 0.00536%
Ranked 18th.
0.15%
Ranked 2nd. 28 times more than Australia
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000 188.11
Ranked 91st.
194.63
Ranked 73th. 3% more than Australia

Iraq pledges of reconstruction aid per capita $2.17
Ranked 17th.
$69.38
Ranked 3rd. 32 times more than Australia
Iraq Coalition casualties 2
Ranked 11th.
2,484
Ranked 1st. 1242 times more than Australia
Operation Enduring Freedom > Afghanistan coalition fatalities per million 0.0483
Ranked 13th.
0.989
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than Australia
Operation Enduring Freedom > Afghanistan coalition fatalities 1
Ranked 11th.
295
Ranked 1st. 295 times more than Australia

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