demobilisation demobilisation

Definition(s):

  • (n) act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops

News

  • C. Africa urges Bangui militias to disarm or face force

    Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - The Central African defence minister has called on all residents of the capital Bangui to hand in any weapons or be considered military targets. Theophile Timangoa asked the population in a statement read out on state radio late Tuesday "to lay down your arms unconditionally and wait for the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programme." "As ...
    on March 19, 2014     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "On 13 May, en route to Baghdad, Mr Slocombe briefed senior British officials in London who told him they recognised that the demobilisation of the Iraqi military is a fait accompli," Mr Bremer wrote.
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Paul Bremer Source: Independent

  2. "The Maoists, as well as many others, have shown an interest in international experience with security sector reform as well as with demobilisation and reintegration arrangements, and have asked to have international experience shared with...
    on Jul 17, 2007 By: Ian Martin Source: NewKerala.com

  3. Egeland told his bosses that the ICC's chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, had told him that the UN should support peace talks aimed at "the return of women and children, demobilisation of fighters and a solution that makes peace and justice work...
    on Sep 27, 2006 By: Jan Egeland Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting

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