Demobilization

(redirected from demobilize)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to demobilize: demobilise, immobilize

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
In 2004, the government and each of the six former rebel factions that have joined the peace process pledged to demobilize child soldiers from their ranks and began to do so.
The Ministry of Defense and the national demobilization commission, CONADER, worked closely with NGOs, international organizations, and civil society entities to demobilize and reintegrate children associated with armed groups.
I hope the donor countries like Japan will not be fooled by the Hun Sen government and give money to the Hun Sen government to demobilize ghost soldiers.
If there is no escalation in the east, we will demobilize the 4th and the 5th waves of mobilization and substitute them by contractors, the Head of State said.
In 2007, the project adopted a national DDR strategic plan; an initiative that called for the program to cater to those seeking to voluntarily demobilize.
In due course, the Eirik Raude will demobilize from the Falkland Islands and is available for alternative employment.
Since the north-south civil war ended in 2005 the southern government has only managed to demobilize 7% (6,000) of the 90,000 they originally targeted.
Uma August 30, 2010 (JUBA) - The southern Sudanese army -- the SPLA -- said on Monday that it would demobilize all child soldiers from its ranks by the end of the year.