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militarize

mi luh tuh rahyz

  • v  lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force
    militarize Germany again after the war
  • v  adopt for military use
    militarize the Civil Service

  • Impatient to industrialize and militarize, the Shah pressed the construction of automobile and petrochemical factories, dams and hospitals, and ordered 70 F-4 Phantom jets and 800 .
  • Don't militarize Rhode Island for the sake of the selfish interests of a small group of mill-owners! If you want to stop the trouble, stop it at its source, the mills, which are .
  • But to some SDI was a bargaining chip for getting real agreements; for others it was an excuse to militarize space before the Soviets could; for still others it was a plausible .
News & Articles

  • Border security compromise draws support, outrage
    WASHINGTON — Some Republican senators said Thursday that they could support a new compromise border security plan but civil rights groups were outraged at a proposal they said would “militarize” the border with Mexico as a trade-off for GOP votes on the immigration overhaul.        
    June 20, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
Quotes

  • President Bush in CNN
    The United States is not going to militarize the southern border. Mexico is our neighbor, and our friend,Bush said. "We will continue to work cooperatively to improve security on both sides of the border."
  • Barack Obama in Dallas Morning News
    Obama said two weeks ago that he doesn't want to "militarize the border" but made clear he takes security concerns in both countries seriously.

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