build-down

build-down

 (bĭld′doun′)
n.
A systematic numerical reduction, especially of nuclear weapons, in which more than one weapon or warhead is destroyed for every new one that is built.

[On the model of buildup.]
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The defense budget will go down; we are in a build-down," Adams says.
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