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arming

[′ärm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
The changing of a fuse from a safe condition to a state of readiness for functioning.
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These conflicts have also shown that arming one side in the conflict is tantamount to arming all sides.
That's despite the fact that as much as $2 billion in direct arms shipments from the United States flooded into Afghanistan and Pakistan during the 1980s, arming the Taliban and arguably contributing to this previously obscure group of Islamic radicals seizing power in 1994.
Bout's earliest arms deals were in Afghanistan, where in 1995 he was arming the government against the Taliban, which took power the following year.