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Saudi Arabia

armed forces structure

As head of state, the king is the formal commander in chief of the country's armed forces.  All major defense policy decisions involve high-ranking members of the royal family, with both the minister of defense and aviation and the minister of interior playing significant roles.  The minister of defense and aviation is the actual decision-maker for almost everything that affects the regular armed forces.

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