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NationMaster. 2002 ‘Military Personnel and Arms Holdings.’ Lao Military Stats. Sydney: NationMaster. 1 January
Lao People's Armed Forces are made up of 29,000 regular personnel and control approximately 214,000 military weapons including small arms and light weapons.
[Sources: IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies), 2001 - The Military Balance 2001-2002, and a study by David Lochhead and James Morrell]