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Vietnamization

[vee-et-nuh-muh-zey-shuh n, vyet-, vee-it-] /viˌɛt nə məˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌvyɛt-, ˌvi ɪt-/
noun
1.
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
1965-1970
1965-70; Vietnam + -ization
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Vietnamization

/ˌvjɛtnəmaɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(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
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Word Origin and History for Vietnamization
n.

1957, from Vietnam + -ization.

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