Demobilization

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Demobilization

 

the transfer of armed forces and entire sectors of the national economy from wartime to peacetime status. Demobilization provides at the end of a war for the reduction of the armed forces to regular peacetime forces by disbanding troop units, headquarters, installations, and institutions formed during wartime, the discharge of surplus personnel into the reserve, and the return to the national economy of property confiscated during mobilization.

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It existed for four years before being demobilised for the third time on 5 December 1957.
Leading the drive is a cooperative of demobilised guerillas from Eritrea's successful war for independence from Ethiopia.
The 600 are among 3,000 children expected to be demobilised from Cobra forces in the GPAA.
"We feel that the Army is best able to discharge its duty of care to injured personnel when they are demobilised by referring them to NHS hospitals.
By Bonifacio Taban Kuich July 22, 2013 (BENTIU) -- At least 20 children, demobilised under the country's Disarmament, Demobilisation and Re-integration (DDR) program were on Tuesday re-united with their parents.
The sons of a Second World War soldier who died before he could be demobilised have collected their father's medals in an emotional and long-awaited ceremony.
As the army is reduced in size, demobilised officers will be helped to find jobs in the parts of the former military industry now in the course of reconversion to civil production, as well as in new smaller firms.
By Bonifacio Taban Kuich January 24, 2012 (BENTIU) -- Child soldiers demobilised last year in Unity State by the South Sudan Disarmament Demobilisation Reintegration programme (SSDDR) have been given goats by Veterinaires Sans Frontieres (VSF) on Monday.
she said almost 2,000 soldiers have been waiting in camps in the east to be disarmed, demobilised and reintegrated into society, a process called DDR.