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Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic navy operates a limited number of patrol craft and a small naval infantry force. The force has a counter-narcotics mission and guards against illegal immigration into Puerto Rico. The navy also has a special operations unit in San Cristobal province.

The naval infantry was reconstituted in November 2008. In addition to military responsibilities, the revamped unit is designed and trained to deal with public disturbances such as strikes and violent...

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