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  • n. Plural form of warlord.

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Examples

  • Our apparent reason for supporting the warlords is the fear that an Islamic-run city will provide a haven for terrorists (notwithstanding explicit denials of this by the Islamic forces involved in the takeover).

    Balkinization

  • I wonder if you agree with him, that it wasn't necessarily the U.S. military that -- that has turned it around a little bit, but it was the -- what he called the warlords, the Sunni tribal sheik leaders, who have turned things around.

    CNN Transcript Sep 6, 2007

  • Second, he assumes that the continued influence of the warlords is a defeat of U.S. objectives, although Afghanistan has always been a collection of tribes.

    Letters to the Editor

  • For excellent waste, fraud and abuse, Issa might want to subpoena Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and CIA chief Leon Panetta about those pallets of cash shipped to Afghanistan to show Washington's deep respect for certain warlords - and the presidential palace, where about half the money went.

    Who gets the first subpoena in a Republican-controlled House?

  • Shibuya246 sez, A brand of Japanese men's underwear has been launched by a company called Login, which depicts the motif of the popular warlords from the Warring States period.

    Boing Boing

  • Our best intentions for Afghanistan still will not eliminate these kinds of incidents, and any speculation that the country will evolve suddenly from a patriarchal and oppressive society ruled by secular and fanatical warlords is perhaps too optimistic for the scope of this NATO mission.

    2008 February 04 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • In June 2006, the ICU and Sheikh Sharif rose to fame after expelling Mogadishu's notoriously destructive warlords from the Somali capital of 16 years of senseless violence.

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  • For instance, the government just issued a press release stating that the newspapers must stop calling warlords "warlords".

    Jane's armchair tour: Learning about Afghanistan & Kabul the easy way...

  • He spoke of the development of "warlords" - a word that must have sent a chill down the secretary-general's spine with its connotations of the UN debacle in Somalia.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Moreover, the "warlords" - a reference to resourceful regional party secretaries, governors and mayors - have continued to resist the central authorities '(zhongyang) decade-long objective of streamlining the grassroots bureaucracy.

    BrothersJudd Blog

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