Military:  SAMOA

Military branches:

no regular military forces; Samoa Police Force (2008)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 47,906 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 38,260

females age 16-49: 38,032 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 2,221

female: 2,062 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:


Military - note:

Samoa has no formal defense structure or regular armed forces; informal defense ties exist with NZ, which is required to consider any Samoan request for assistance under the 1962 Treaty of Friendship

Transnational Issues:  SAMOA

Disputes - international: