Djibouti - Armed forces

Djibouti's armed force of approximately 9,850 members was divided into an 8,000-man army, a 200-man navy with seven patrol craft, and a 250-man air force with no combat aircraft. Paramilitary forces included about 1,400 in the gendarmerie and a national security force of an estimated 2,500. About 3,200 French troops were based near the city of Djibouti to deal with threats to French interests in the region. The defense budget in 2001 totaled $26.5 million, or 4.4% of GDP.

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