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[mass noun] The reduction or withdrawal of military forces and weapons.‘the public wanted peace and disarmament’[as modifier] ‘disarmament treaties between America and the former Soviet Union’
demilitarization, demobilization, deactivation of arms, deactivation of weapons, decommissioning, decommissioning of arms, decommissioning of weapons, laying down of arms, laying down of weaponsarms reduction, weapons reduction, arms limitation, weapons limitation, arms control, weapons control, de-escalationView synonyms
- ‘I fear that bypassing the United Nations and demanding regime change by force instead of working toward peaceful disarmament is a dangerous step for our nation.’
- ‘Arms control and disarmament are distinct from the laws of war.’
- ‘Should we be forced to commit our troops because of his failure to disarm, the mission will be complete disarmament, which will mean regime change.’
- ‘Operation Axe included the demobilization and disarmament of the Italian Army.’
- ‘In general, both arms control and disarmament deal with the same subject - arms stability.’
- ‘The virtual disarmament by European nations which followed World War One led directly to World War Two.’
- ‘Now we know that disarmament and weapons of mass destruction were a blind designed to hide the true objective of regime change.’
- ‘I also think that the right body to force disarmament, and to cause a regime change is the U.N.’
- ‘Why not wait and see how far we can move it towards disarmament of weapons of mass destruction by the attrition of political pressure?’
- ‘The record of arms control and disarmament in the post-Cold War era is confusing.’
- ‘I am the Minister responsible for disarmament in terms of nuclear weapons.’
- ‘The Ulster Unionist Party played to try and force the complete disarmament of the IRA.’
- ‘In the end they're going to have to choose peace and disarmament or a private army and war.’
- ‘The condition of its peace settlement in the early 1990s was its disarmament.’
- ‘Universal controlled disarmament must replace deterrence and arms control as the national defense goal.’
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