militarization militarization

Definition(s):

  • (n) act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency:

Usage(s):

  1. The timing is particularly suspicious since Russia and China issued a joint condemnation of the militarization of space only days before the Pentagon went public with its plans.
  2. A John Wayne look-alike, Forrest is bullish on the militarization of space and President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, better known as Star Wars.
  3. The food grab and increasing militarization of the government comes as annual inflation passed 1,000% on Friday.

News

  • Anti-War Activists Targeted as 'Domestic Terrorists'

    Port Militarization Resistance (Photo: Brendan Maslauskas Dunn) Anti-war activists who were infiltrated and spied on by the military for years have now been placed on the domestic terrorist list , they recently discovered. The shocking revelation comes as the activists prepare to sue the U.S. military for unlawful spying. read more
    on June 25, 2013     Source: CommonDreams.org

Quotes

  1. "Militias are being rearmed, ZANU-PF supporters are being rearmed. ...... The long and short of it is that there has been a complete militarization of Zimbabwean society since the 29th of March 2008," Biti added.
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Tendai Biti Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We should concentrate on questions of military re-equipment," said Medvedev. "Without any doubt this decision is influenced by the crisis in the Caucasus, Georgia's aggression and its continued militarization."
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: AFP

  3. "The first such test was conducted back in the late 1980s and we also hear it today about the US military circles considering plans of militarization of space. We must not let the genie out of the bottle," Putin said.
    on Jan 25, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Washington Post

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