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  • noun The process of rearming.

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  • noun the act of arming again


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  • After the war, Gen. Richardson was an Air Force planner for NATO and took part in German rearmament negotiations.

    Robert C. Richardson III, Air Force general

  • The balance will continue to shift as Western rearmament is achieved.

    Winning Without War

  • Have we clear political aims to justify our great effort in rearmament?

    Winning Without War

  • And to make the defense of the West hinge upon German rearmament is to misconceive the dimensions of the problem.

    Britain Versus Europe—The Schuman Plan and German Revival

  • Therefore, rearmament is the foundation of and an inseparable condition of any foreign policy a British Government can follow.

    Europe 1937 Prospect and Retrospect

  • I would like to say rearmament is not a policy in itself but it is the inseparable condition, in my opinion, of any foreign policy.

    Europe 1937 Prospect and Retrospect

  • That is because of this thing called a rearmament programme.

    The Social Implication of Television

  • And then this week, the current Kremlin incumbent, Dmitry Medvedev, goes and announces that he's "rearming" Russia, using the very word - "rearmament" - that Europe fretted over and feared all through its short 20-year peace between the first and second world wars.


  • While leaders in Beijing remain vigilant against Japanese "rearmament," their rhetoric is part of an orchestrated strategy to overtake Japan as the region's pre-eminent power.

    Smoke Alarm

  • A central bank always imposes a tremendous burden on the nation for "rearmament" and "defense", in order to create inextinguishable debt, simultaneously creating a military dictatorship and enslaving the people to pay the "interest" on the debt which the bankers have artificially created.



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