On some issues, such as Afghanistan, the retrenchment Republicans sound like the left wing of the Democratic Party.
The Obama era, so far, is all about repair and retrenchment.
The Washington Post, after a difficult four-year retrenchment, has tapped Boston Globe Editor Marty Baron to run the newsroom.
retrenchment re·trench·ment (rĭ-trěnch'mənt)
The cutting away of superfluous tissue.