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counterinsurgency

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noun coun·ter·in·sur·gen·cy \ˌkau̇n-tər-in-ˈsər-jən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of counterinsurgency

  • : action by a group, army, etc., against people who are fighting to take control of a government

Full Definition of counterinsurgency

  1. :  organized military activity designed to combat insurgency

coun·ter·in·sur·gent play \-jənt\ noun

Examples of counterinsurgency

  1. The military has launched a counterinsurgency.



1962

First Known Use of counterinsurgency

1962


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