TITLE

Mongolia

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Military Technology;Jan2005, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p315
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the geographic and socio-demographic conditions of Mongolia, with special emphasis on its national defense. Spread across 1,564,619 square kilometers, Mongolia houses 2,751,432 people, as of July 2004 estimates. Officially, the literacy rate in Mongolia is 90%. The basic defence doctrine, approved in May 1998, establishes the principles of civilian control over the armed forces. The President is the titular Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The Parliament is responsible for the formulation of the defence policy and the defence budget. The government, acting through the Ministry of Defence is responsible for the implementation of the defence policy as formulated by the Parliament. The main mission the Armed Forces is defending the independence, territorial integrity of Mongolia against external armed incursion and aggression.
ACCESSION #
17111354

 

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