Thursday, September 4, 2014

Defending Laos - Facts and Figures

PwrIndx: 3.7683

Wars of attrition favor those with more.

 Total Population: 6,695,166
 Available Manpower: 3,182,218
 Fit for Service: 2,301,664
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 144,438]
 Active Frontline Personnel: 30,000
 Active Reserve Personnel: 100,000


 Tanks: 55
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 195
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 0
 Towed-Artillery: 149
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 0


 Total Aircraft: 14
 Fighters/Interceptors: 0
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 0
 Transport Aircraft: 12
 Trainer Aircraft: 0
 Helicopters: 11
 Attack Helicopters: 0


 Total Naval Strength: 36
 Aircraft Carriers: 0
 Frigates: 0
 Destroyers: 0
 Corvettes: 0
 Submarines: 0
 Coastal Defense Craft: 20
 Mine Warfare: 0

Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force.
 Oil Production: 0 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 5,000 bbl/day]
 Proven Oil Reserves: 0 bbl/day

War is as much a battle of logistics - moving man and machine from points all over - as it is direct combat. Labor Force reflects possible wartime industry strength.
 Labor Force: 3,308,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 0]
 Major Ports and Terminals: 0
 Roadway Coverage: 39,568
 Railway Coverage: 0
 Serviceable Airports: 41

Regardless of military strength in numbers, war is still driven by financing as much as any one leader or weapon.
 Defense Budget: $18,500,000
 External Debt: $6,288,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $796,900,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $19,520,000,000

 GEOGRAPHY (in km)
Geographical values primarily figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).
Land Area: 236,800 km
 Coastline: 0 km
 Shared Border: 5,083 km
 Waterways: 4,600 km

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