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The Military of Somalia was initially made up of the army, navy, air force, and air defense command. In the post-independence period, the national armed forces grew to become among the larger militaries on the continent. The subsequent outbreak of the civil war in 1991 led to the disbandment of the Somali National Army (SNA). However, the military of Somalia was later gradually reconstituted with the establishment of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in 2004. The SNA is now overseen by the TFG Ministry of Defense. The Somaliland and Puntland regional governments maintain their own security and police forces. (via DBpedia)