Vietnamization

Vietnamization

[vee-et-nuh-muh-zey-shuhn, vyet-, vee-it-]
noun
a U.S. policy during the Vietnam War of giving the South Vietnamese government responsibility for carrying on the war, so as to allow for the withdrawal of American troops.

Origin:
1965–70; Vietnam + -ization

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Vietnamization or Vietnamisation (ˌvjɛtnəmaɪˈzeɪʃən)
 
n
(in the Vietnam War) a US government policy of transferring the tasks of fighting and directing the war to the government and forces of South Vietnam
 
Vietnamisation or Vietnamisation
 
n

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