Vietnamize

Related to Vietnamize: Vietnamese Dong

Vi·et·nam·ize

 (vē-ĕt′nə-mīz′, vyĕt′-, vē′ĭt-)
tr.v. Vi·et·nam·ized, Vi·et·nam·iz·ing, Vi·et·nam·iz·es
To turn over responsibility for (military operations, for example) to the South Vietnamese: "a policy of Vietnamizing the actual fighting" (C.L. Sulzberger).
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Nixon's pledge to Vietnamize the war came to fruition during the Easter Offensive in 1972, when the North Vietnamese army suffered some 100,000 casualties and smashed their conviction that the majority of South Vietnamese wanted the North to win.
Tran, a recently naturalized Vietnamize immigrant, lived with her mother, father and younger sister in a condominium on Golden Triangle Road.
Nixon asked the nation to support his plans to Vietnamize the war, that is, encourage Vietnam to pursue the war on its own, and withdraw U.