One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the Vietnam War) the US policy of withdrawing its troops and transferring the responsibility and direction of the war effort to the government of South Vietnam.
- ‘He pursued a policy called ‘Vietnamisation’ whereby the South Vietnamese would be assisted in material matters by the Americans but the fighting would be done by the South Vietnamese Army.’
- ‘Its model is Vietnamization, coined in Holiday magazine in 1957 and popularized by former US defense secretary Melvin Laird in 1969.’
- ‘In November of 1969, he announced a new policy called Vietnamization.’
- ‘To disrupt North Vietnam's offensive capabilities until Vietnamization could progress further, Nixon expanded the war into neutral Cambodia.’
- ‘In 1968 Richard Nixon ran and won on a similar platform - Vietnamization - and got us out of Vietnam almost precisely by the end of his first presidential term.’
- ‘By the spring of 1970, the Nixon Administration's Vietnamization of the war was in full swing, and Laurence was troubled.’
- ‘It took years to realize that Vietnamization wasn't working.’
- ‘He took steps to train and equip the South Vietnamese to handle the war in a process called Vietnamization.’
- ‘In Vietnam, Vietnamization was too late and ultimately too little.’
- ‘It's just like when US president Nixon's ‘Vietnamisation’ programme tried to create a South Vietnamese army.’
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