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  • noun The gradual process of returning control of Afghanistan to the people of that country.


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  • Obama's new strategy could be called the Afghanization of the Afghanistan War, although he certainly will not call it that.

    Stewart Nusbaumer: On My Way To Afghanistan

  • But the central focus for the U.S. military now is "Afghanization" of the war.

    Stewart Nusbaumer: The Clock Is Ticking for Afghanistan

  • AMANPOUR: And that seems to be a big focus going forward, the "Afghanization" of the situation there.

    CNN Transcript Oct 18, 2009

  • Since Sarkozy became president in the summer of 2007, a year and a half before Obama took the oath of office, he has been out in front of the United States on issues ranging from Somali pirates, Iran, and the G20, to Cash for Clunkers, a carbon tax, the "Afghanization" of the Afghan war, coping with Russian belligerence, and opening the door to peace with Syria.

    Sarkozy’s Obama Envy

  • "Afghanization" of the war is much the same as "Vietnamization," the strategy adopted — successfully, Sorley argues — before Congress voted an end to aid to the South.

    The Surprising Lessons of Vietnam

  • We should not fear the requirement for "Afghanization" as it is sometimes called.

    Afstan and the true special relationship

  • Some of this thinking has filtered down to the provinces, where "Afghanization" is now a buzzword and foreign construction projects now fly the Afghan flag.

    Afstan aid mess

  • Translation: "Afghanization" of aid means building a self-reliant polity, rather than a culture of dependency, of "entitled to my entitlements" thinking.

    Afstan aid mess

  • Obama intends to implement an "Afghanization" strategy concurrent with the counter-insurgence strategy which appears to be odd and counter productive because an "Afghanization" strategy might undermine the counter-insurgency strategy.

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  • An "Afghanization" strategy will eventually and gradually turn over Afghanistan to an

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