Definition of drawdown
1 : a lowering of a water level (as in a reservoir)
2a : the process of depletingb : reduction
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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.
Although there can be some anxiety associated with trailing the index in the last stages of a bull market, some downside protection in a bear market can make up for that lag both in lower drawdowns and better long-term performance.
Insurgent groups have been on the offensive ever since the drawdown of NATO troops from the country in 2014.
The administration's plan to shrink the petroleum reserve would presumably come after these earlier drawdowns, leaving the emergency buffer with roughly 270 million barrels or less than 40 percent of the current level.
The reaction of the financial markets to the Fed’s emerging balance-sheet strategy so far has been muted, boosting policy makers’ hopes that the drawdown can go off without much trouble.
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