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tr.v. re·mil·i·ta·rized, re·mil·i·ta·riz·ing, re·mil·i·ta·riz·es
To equip again for war.

re·mil′i·ta·ri·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(riːˌmɪlɪtəraɪˈzeɪʃən) or


(Military) the act of re-arming a country or territory that has previously been disarmed
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Noun1.remilitarization - the act of militarizing again
militarisation, militarization, mobilization, mobilisation - act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
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As Yoneyama makes clear, though, since the Bikini affair the 8.6 celebration had never been less than vociferous with protests against nuclear arms race and furthermore, the Japanese attempts at remilitarization that had followed the Korean war had silently been tolerated, if not supported, by the US.
In 2017, Abe easily won re-election as prime minister in spite of his push toward Japanese remilitarization, and even a possible connection with the funding of a strongly nationalistic, anti-Korean kindergarten recently established in Osaka.
She added: 'We do not want a remilitarization of Japan.'
However, that path is going to be extremely difficult as long as the Moon administration acts as if it is unaware of the larger security threat posed by Japanese remilitarization and the emergence of a regional arms race.
Particularly in the early period, tremendous care was paid to avoid the appearance of remilitarization: the top officer of the reserve was referred to as "mister" or "superintendent" rather than general.
Mason, Controlling World Trade: Cartels & Commodity Agreements 11 (1946) (arguing that the dearth of chemical expertise among Americans led to excessive partnerships with German individuals and organizations, assisting in German's rapid remilitarization after WWI).
"The Cycle of Militarization, Demilitarization, and Remilitarization in the Early 21st Century Philippine Society." Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, 15(4), 2012, 139-89.
Unlike many analysts -- and many of Japan's own people -- I view the argument over remilitarization as a distraction.
Colonel Kowalski's work offers an excellent historical narrative of the politics of remilitarization, well suited for American officials engaged in similar partnership-building efforts in the twenty-first-century Asia-Pacific and beyond.
They have concluded that a remilitarization of the Arctic was underway.
"This remilitarization of Russian security policy is evident by the construction of an 'arc of steel' from the Arctic to the Mediterranean," Mark Ferguson,AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA Navy admiral and NATO's Allied Joint Force comma in Italy,AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA ( said .
The rightist turn is not simply tantamount to remilitarization or challenging the post-war international order.