Definition of counterinsurgency in English:

counterinsurgency

Syllabification: coun·ter·in·sur·gen·cy
Pronunciation: /ˌkountərinˈsərjənsē
 
/

noun

[usually as modifier]
Military or political action taken against the activities of guerrillas or revolutionaries: a counterinsurgency force
More example sentences
  • As a recent Amnesty International report makes clear, ‘The use of paramilitaries continues to be integral to the military's counter-insurgency strategy’.
  • As long as populations are menaced by banditry, civil war, guerrilla campaigns, and counter-insurgency by beleaguered governments, they cannot be secure.
  • As long as populations are menaced by banditism, civil war, guerrilla campaigns and counter-insurgency by beleaguered governments, they cannot be safe and secure.

Definition of counterinsurgency in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day guzzle
Pronunciation: ˈgəzəl
verb
eat or drink (something) greedily