counterinsurgency


coun·ter·in·sur·gen·cy

noun \ˌkan-tər-in-ˈsər-jən(t)-sē\

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

Full Definition of COUNTERINSURGENCY

:  organized military activity designed to combat insurgency
coun·ter·in·sur·gent \-jənt\ noun

Examples of COUNTERINSURGENCY

  1. The military has launched a counterinsurgency.

First Known Use of COUNTERINSURGENCY

1962

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