Examples of counterinsurgency in a Sentence
The military has launched a counterinsurgency.
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Social Welfare Minister Win Myat will be the first Myanmar cabinet minister to visit the camps since the refugee flow began in August last year in response to a brutal counterinsurgency campaign.
In counterinsurgency and guerrilla warfare against enemies such as ISIS and the Taliban that difference isn’t such a big deal—the entire air assault force can just fly at the speed of the slowest aircraft.
As part of its sweeping counterinsurgency in Sinai, Egypt has blocked journalists from reporting in the peninsula.
But the letters had come pouring in, threatening to reignite a debate on the morality of the war, the conduct of troops, the methods of counterinsurgency and the wide range of activities pointing toward an American invasion of Cambodia.
With that relatively light footprint, the United States cannot execute a counterinsurgency strategy to stabilize the country.
Former agency officials assert that the military, with its vast resources and manpower, is better suited to conducting large-scale counterinsurgencies.
Since then, 21 million Filipinos have been living under martial law, while government troops undertake a counterinsurgency campaign involving urban airstrikes and ground assaults.
When nine border guards were killed in a similar attack by Rohingya militants last October, Myanmar security forces responded with a deadly counterinsurgency campaign.
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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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