Definition of counterinsurgency in English:

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counterinsurgency

Pronunciation: /ˌkoun(t)ərinˈsərjənsē/

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.

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Syllabification: coun·ter·in·sur·gen·cy

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