Guatemalan congress official calls out the Belize Defense Force
Is Belize Defense Force being “Guatemalized"?
U.S. Embassy Donates to the Belize Defence Force
BSAG Storms the Old Petrojam Building in Libertad
The Belize Defence Force (BDF) is the military of Belize, and is responsible for protecting the sovereignty of the country. The BDF is under the Ministry of Defence, which is currently headed by Hon. John Saldivar; the BDF itself is commanded by Brigadier General Steven Ortega. In 2012, the Belizean government spent about $17 million on the military, constituting 1.08% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP).