Definition of counterinsurgency
: organized military activity designed to combat insurgency
counterinsurgentplay \ˌkau̇n-tər-in-ˈsər-jənt\ noun
Examples of counterinsurgency in a Sentence
The military has launched a counterinsurgency.
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Last October, the army launched counterinsurgency operations in Rohingya areas after assailants presumed to be Rohingya attacked police outposts along the border with Bangladesh, killing nine officers and seizing weapons and ammunition.
Last October, the army launched counterinsurgency operations there after the killing of nine border guards.
McMahon, clinging to his faith in the dubious doctrines of counterinsurgency, chases after an illusory victory that his allies, colleagues and bosses don’t really believe in any more.
Gen. Lucky Irabor, who commands the counterinsurgency operation in the northeast.
The weak and dysfunctional administration in Kabul is hampered by corruption and personal animosities and is hard-pressed to carry out even the most basic of tasks -- much less craft a formal counterinsurgency policy.
The counterinsurgency against the PKK in the early 1990s looked different.
About 8,400 U.S. troops are currently advising and training local forces, conducting counterinsurgency operations and providing air combat and evacuation support.
The U.S. military has been constantly involved in internal conflicts, counterinsurgencies, and counterterrorism since Somalia in 1992.
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Definition of counterinsurgency for English Language Learners
: action by a group, army, etc., against people who are fighting to take control of a government
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