Countries largely depend on their armies to safeguard its citizens from other fighting forces. Unfortunately, this is not the case for some countries whose armies are ill-equipped, poorly trained, and perhaps unfed.
We Are The Mighty, a group of former and retired American soldiers, recently released a list of 10 of the worst military forces in the world.
Get to know if your country’s ready for a battle.
This country definitely deserves the bottom spot as they have no armed forces to start with. Instead they have an Army of rich Westerners who come to teach Yoga to other Westerners visiting the country. Aside from Costa Rica, countries like Panama, Iceland, Monaco, Mauritius, and Vanuatu don’t have military service.
Under Saddam Hussein, Iraq used to have the 4th largest army in the world. Now, the Iraqi Army has only 26 units despite help from the US and UK forces as well as $26 billion in aid and investments. Moreover, about 50,000 ghost soldiers received paychecks but never really showed up for work. Last year, ISIS invaded most of Western Iraq thanks to the Iraqi troops who left before the Islamist attack.