In 1999, the Government of Zimbabwe sent a sizeable military force into the Democratic Republic of Congo to support the government of President Laurent Kabila. Those forces were largely withdrawn in 2002.
Military branches: Zimbabwe National Army, Air Force of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Republic Police (includes Police Support Unit, Paramilitary Police)
'Military manpower - availability:'\ males age 15-49: 3,236,042 (2003 est.), 2,924,630 (2000 est.)
Military manpower - fit for military service: males age 15-49: 2,003,572 (2003 est.), 1,814,168 (2000 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure: $625.1 million (FY02), $127 million (FY99/00)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 3.2% (FY02), 3.1% (FY99/00)