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Portugal has drastically reduced the size of its armed forces, which once numbered over 280,000 regulars; they now total 27,000+. There are 211,950 reservists, which form three brigades upon mobilization. Conscription was abolished in November 2004.
The Army is organized into five territorial commands, including two military overseas zones (Azores, Madeira).
The three primary operational components of the Portuguese Army are the Mechanized Brigade (HQ in Constancia), Rapid...

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