counter insurgent

counterinsurgency

[koun-ter-in-sur-juhn-see]
noun, plural counterinsurgencies.
1.
a program or an act of combating guerrilla warfare and subversion.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or designed for combating guerrilla warfare and subversion: counterinsurgency funds.

Origin:
1960–65; counter- + insurgency

counterinsurgent, noun, adjective
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counterinsurgency (ˌkaʊntərɪnˈsɜːdʒənsɪ)
 
n
action taken by a government to counter the activities of rebels, guerrillas, etc

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counterinsurgency
1962, from counter- + insurgency.
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counterinsurgency definition


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

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