Albanian Armed Forces

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The Albanian Armed Forces were formed after the declaration of independence in 1912. There is the General Staff, the Albanian Army, the Albanian Air Force and the Albanian Naval Defense Forces.[1]

The Albanian Army is helped by the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, Greece, Turkey, Switzerland, Denmark and Belgium.

There are 14,500 troops and 2,000 civilians, trained to NATO standards.[2]

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  1. http://www.gazeta-shqip.com/aktualitet/0dee7528fb5fbc55b0625fb8b487de07.html
  2. Koci, Jonilda. "Albania to abolish conscription by 2010". SETimes. Retrieved 4 September 2010.