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disarm

[dis′ärm]
(ordnance)
To remove the detonating device or fuse of a bomb, mine, or other piece of explosive ordnance, or otherwise render it incapable of exploding in its usual manner.
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KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): As many as 4,000 illegal armed men, who are allegedly harassing residents and creating security problems in northern Kunduz province, will be disarmed, an official said on Monday.
However, both Lebanese government troops and international forces have balked at the prospect of being asked to use force to disarm the formidable Shiite militia.
'The only circumstances in which Saddam is going to disarm peacefully are circumstances where he gets a clear, united message on behalf of the international community: disarm peacefully or you will be disarmed by force.'
The Prime Minister said there was unmistakable evidence that Saddam's regime was withholding co-operation from UN weapons inspectors and that the 12-year international effort to disarm Baghdad was entering its final phase.
SADDAM Hussein will face military action to purge Iraq of weapons of mass destruction unless he ``comes to his senses'' and disarms voluntarily, Tony Blair declared yesterday.
SADDAM Hussein will be stripped of his weapons of mass destruction by force unless he disarms voluntarily, Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George Bush have agreed.
In acknowledging this debt, criticism disarms itself.
How to START treaty disarms investigative journalists
Researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis report that prolonged contact with HSV-infected cells disarms key components of the immune system, preventing them from attacking the virus or several other infectious agents they would normally destroy.
Even if criminals are disarmed, they will plant bombs in crowds as happened in Oklahoma City and Boston, use airplanes as weapons, as well as poisons, knives, etc., and so we, the public, will still not be safe, just unarmed and unable to protect ourselves.
Following their successful "Colossians Remixed", in the pages of "Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire, Demanding Justice", Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh unpack the meaning of Romans for its original context and for today.