from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A withdrawal, especially of troops.
- n. Change from a dive to level flight. Used of an aircraft.
- n. An object designed to be pulled out.
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- n. A withdrawal, especially of armed forces
- n. The change of the flight of an aircraft from a dive to level flight
- n. An object, such as a newspaper supplement that can be pulled out from something else
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- n. to break off a military action with an enemy
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In a debate October 21, he said, “I have a quote form [General David] Petraeus in the office under plastic: ‘the threat of a troop pullout is useful.’”
And yet those letterforms somehow convey an immediacy — in pullout quotes or strips of bulletin text.
Michael O'Hanlon, national security expert at the Brookings Institution, a nonpartisan think tank, said he believes Americans will make a serious assessment at the end of 2010 as to whether a pullout is necessary.
One of the companies planning a pullout is Development Alternatives International, a USAID contractor helping implement the coalition's counter-insurgency strategy.
After Japan tightened its sanctions against Iran on Sept. 3, to align itself with the U.S. and European countries, Inpex has been the center of attention regarding a possible pullout from the massive oil project.
He kept the peace among the grossly disfavored which, once US pullout is complete, may never be achieved again.
There's a concensus growing for a U.S. pullout from the civil war in Baghdad toward a safer military posture.
And yet, in three years of occupation, the U.S. military has taken steps that suggest a total pullout is unlikely for years to come.
I take it you feel a complete pullout is the best solution.
As I said, almost everyone in this country seems to agree that an eventual US military pullout is inevitable and desirable.