Iraq Military and Security System


Iraq Military expenditures:

3.63% of GDP (2016)

5.35% of GDP (2015)

2.95% of GDP (2014)

3.32% of GDP (2013)

1.9% of GDP (2012)

country comparison to the world: 18

Iraq Military branches:

Ministry of Defense: Iraqi Army (includes Army Aviation Directorate), Iraqi Navy, Iraqi Air Force; National-Level Security Forces: Iraqi Counterterrorism Service, Iraqi Federal Police (includes Emergency Response Division), Iraqi Border Guard Force, Popular Mobilization Commission and Affiliated Forces (2019)

Iraq Military service age and obligation:

18-40 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2017)

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The World Factbook 2016-17. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2016.

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