An attack made in response to one from an enemy, typically on a large scale or for a prolonged period: the operation was bogged down in confusion, allowing the Republicans to mount a counteroffensive
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- It would of course be wrong to reject the possibility of mounting a counteroffensive at the initial period of war.
- Should the enemy penetrate the defense, a counteroffensive can be mounted.
- Unlike the Stalingrad counteroffensive, the corps, divisions, regiments and battalions in the main sectors were attacking in two and, sometimes, in three echelons.
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