Since the war, Kuwait, with the help of the United States. and other allies, has made significant efforts to increase the size and modernity of their armed forces. These efforts are succeeding. The government also continues to improve defense arrangements with other Arab states, as well as UN Security Council members.
A separately organized National Guard maintains internal security. Police forces are under the authority of the Ministry of Interior.
Military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, National Police Force, National Guard, Coast Guard
Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age
Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 749,252 (2000 est.)
Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 446,518 (2000 est.)
Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 17,919 (2000 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure: $2.518 billion (FY99/00)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 8% (FY99/00)