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- n. The disorganization or disarming of troops which have previously been mobilized or called into active service; the change from a war footing to a peace footing; the act of demobilizing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The disorganization or disarming of troops which have previously been mobilized or called into active service; the change from a war footing to a peace footing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of disbanding troops; the reduction of military armaments to a peace footing; the condition of being demobilized, and not liable to be moved on service. Also written demobilisation. See mobilization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops
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In spite of housing shortages, demobilization is now proceeding fairly smoothly, and there can be no doubt that all veterans will be suitably placed within a very short time.
GI fathers and their many advocates were particularly vocal critics of delays in demobilization.
Despite the problems, the governments of both Uribe and Santos have called the demobilization program a success.
(on camera) For now, these reunions only be lasting for a couple of hours, and that's because these soldiers will be staying on this base to begin what the military calls the demobilization process.
A "demobilization" camp for former Hutu soldiers in Mutobo, Rwanda
Very few of them have actually finished a 90-day "demobilization" process -- after which the hard work at keeping them out of the war begins.
Within the U.S. government the military clashed with civilian agencies over its role in noncombat missions such as demobilization and policing.
As president, Uribe provided the leaders and rank-and-file members of the terrorist paramilitary organizations with amnesty and protection from international prosecution as part of a process of "demobilization" of the paramilitary groups.
Gans ascribes that shortfall in part to diminished Republican fervor - a "demobilization" that created political openings for Obama's disciplined campaign organization.
And "demobilization" of Sadrists doesn't mean much.