counter insurgent


noun, plural counterinsurgencies.
a program or an act of combating guerrilla warfare and subversion.
of, pertaining to, or designed for combating guerrilla warfare and subversion: counterinsurgency funds.

1960–65; counter- + insurgency

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World English Dictionary
counterinsurgency (ˌkaʊntərɪnˈsɜːdʒənsɪ)
action taken by a government to counter the activities of rebels, guerrillas, etc

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Word Origin & History

1962, from counter- + insurgency.
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Cultural Dictionary

counterinsurgency definition

Military power applied in guerrilla warfare in support of the established government.

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