builddown

builddown

(ˈbɪldˌdaʊn)
n
(Military) a planned numerical reduction, esp of nuclear weapons where, for every new weapon built, two or more older weapons are destroyed
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TPP includes the use of a builddown method that is unavailable under NAFTA.
That is reflected in the American defense builddown proposed in Obama's new budget.
The post-Iraq and Afghanistan builddown is not going to push defense industry off a elifi; he said.
Figure 3 provides an example of regional value content calculations using the builddown method, which is one of the two methods reportedly preferred by automakers based on the adjusted value of an automobile.
Yet as a result of budgetary reductions there are fewer arms controllers, fewer officials committed to the nuclear builddown, fewer people able to undertake high quality international analysis.