Military: Aruba

Military branches:

no regular military forces (2011)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 24,891

females age 16-49: 26,202 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 20,527

females age 16-49: 21,493 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 767

female: 743 (2010 est.)

Military - note:

defense is the responsibility of the Netherlands; the Aruba security services focus on organized crime and terrorism (2011)

Transnational Issues ::Aruba

Disputes - international:


Illicit drugs:

transit point for US- and Europe-bound narcotics with some accompanying money-laundering activity; relatively high percentage of population consumes cocaine