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Iceland, Government

Keflavik air base, coast guard personnel, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Iceland, armed forces

Iceland is governed under a constitution that became effective when the country achieved full independence in 1944. Iceland has no armed forces of its own except for 120 coast guard personnel, but is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In 1997 some 1,520 United States military personnel were stationed at Keflavik air base.

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