[vee-et-nuh-muh-zey-shuh n, vyet-, vee-it-]
- a U.S. policy during the Vietnam War of giving the South Vietnamese government responsibility for carrying on the war, so as to allow for the withdrawal of American troops.
Origin of Vietnamization
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- (in the Vietnam War) a US government policy of transferring the tasks of fighting and directing the war to the government and forces of South Vietnam
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Word Origin and History for vietnamization
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