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  • noun Plural form of reconcilable.

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Examples

  • They're going to try and tweak things, so they better identify what they call the reconcilables and the irreconcilables, the elements of the Shia militias, the Sunni extremists, the insurgents that they can bring to the table and that they can work with.

    CNN Transcript May 23, 2007

  • Central Command Chief General David Petraeus referred to as "reconcilables" -- from the more intractable Islamist elements of the insurgency.

    A Fresh Take on Afghanistan

  • The essential element of the revamped strategy is to engage what's been dubbed "reconcilables" -- insurgents who can be reasoned -- with while continuing to eliminate "irreconcilables" -- terrorists who cannot be negotiated with.

    CNN Transcript May 23, 2007

  • MCINTYRE: As former Iraq Commander General David Petraeus takes over responsibility for the region that includes Iraq and Afghanistan, he wants to apply some of the same tactics that worked in Iraq -- convincing so-called reconcilables to switch sides.

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2008

  • The essential element of the revamped strategy is to engage what's been dubbed reconcilables -- insurgents who can be reasoned with -- while continuing to eliminate irreconcilables -- terrorists who cannot be negotiated with.

    CNN Transcript May 23, 2007

  • The essential element of the revamped strategy is to engage what's been dubbed reconcilables -- insurgents who can be reasoned -- with while continuing to eliminate irreconcilables -- terrorists who cannot be negotiated with.

    CNN Transcript May 23, 2007

  • And we've spent a great deal of recent months to get the kind of nuanced understanding in local areas and the additional forces that have already flown in this year have enabled us in certain of those areas to provide the kind of density to where you can carry out strategies that can capitalize on the lessons that we did bring from Iraq about securing the population, about reaching out to it, about reconciling, reintegrating the reconcilables is the term in Afghanistan, and so for.

    CNN Transcript Dec 2, 2009

  • And we spent a great deal of recent months to get the kind nuanced understanding in local areas, and the additional forces that have already flown in this year have enabled us in certain of those areas to provide the kind of density to where you can carry out strategies that can capitalize on the lessons that we did bring from Iraq about securing the population, about reaching out to it, about reconciling -- reintegrating the reconcilables is the term in Afghanistan, and so forth.

    CNN Transcript Dec 2, 2009

  • If winning over the Taliban's "reconcilables" were the goal, we could simply adopt an amnesty strategy on the same generous terms Colombia offered FARC deserters.

    The Trouble With Talking to the Taliban

  • But within that broad framework Karzai has been wooing Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the brutal Afghan warlord, among others and that seems to square with Gen. Petraeus 'original counterinsurgency concept of separating out the "reconcilables" from the "irreconcilables."

    Karzai Like a Fox

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