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The end of the Cold War was marked by a major drawdown in U.S. Army forces in Europe.
Yet as U.S. troops left and the Taliban began regaining territory, Obama decided against a total drawdown, and in June 2016 bolstered the advisory role and approved more aggressive airstrikes against the Taliban.
A U.S. drawdown would almost certainly reorient Iran’s approach to its neighbor to the east.
Oil Prices Hit Four-Month Highs After Venezuela Unrest Crude oil prices hit a four-month high overnight, cheered by the sight (finally) of some big drawdowns in U.S. inventories and further evidence of the U.S. drilling boom running out of steam.
But commanders have complained that the sharp drawdown hurt their ability to adequately train and advise the Afghans while also increasing the counterterror fight.
Obama had ordered a rapid drawdown of U.S. troops from a peak of 100,000 in 2010, and the Taliban have been expanding control over the past couple years.
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, Paul Hawken (Ed.) 10.
The department is particularly interested in seeing the weevils placed in areas that get cut off from the main lake and hold water during lake drawdowns.
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I drew down my bank account just paying for tuition.
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draw down Synonyms
Synonymsabsorb, burn, consume, devour, drain, deplete, exhaust, expend, play out, spend, use up
Related Wordsabate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, reduce; eat, use; bankrupt, clean (out), impoverish; cripple, debilitate, disable, enfeeble, sap, undermine, weaken; dry up, empty; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), guzzle, lavish, misspend, run through, squander, throw away, waste
Near Antonymsaugment, enlarge, increase; bolster, enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; rebuild, repair, restore, revive; conserve, preserve, save
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