- Those military, paramilitary, political, economic, psychological, and civic actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency. Also called COIN.
Military dictionary. 2000.
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counterinsurgency — 1962, from COUNTER (Cf. counter ) + INSURGENCY (Cf. insurgency) … Etymology dictionary
counterinsurgency — [kount΄ər in sʉr′jən sē] n. military and political action carried on to defeat an insurgency … English World dictionary
counterinsurgency — counterinsurgent, n., adj. /kown teuhr in serr jeuhn see/, n., pl. counterinsurgencies, adj. n. 1. a program or an act of combating guerrilla warfare and subversion. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or designed for combating guerrilla warfare and… … Universalium
counterinsurgency — noun Any political or military action taken to defeat insurgency, especially during guerrilla warfare. Morrell says whatever the details, the United States will continue to pursue a military and civilian counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan … Wiktionary
counterinsurgency — noun Date: 1962 organized military activity designed to combat insurgency • counterinsurgent noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
counterinsurgency — coun|ter|in|sur|gen|cy [ˌkauntərınˈsə:dʒənsi US ə:r ] n [U] military action against people who are fighting against their own country s government … Dictionary of contemporary English
counterinsurgency — coun|ter|in|sur|gen|cy [ ,kauntərın sɜrdʒənsi ] noun uncount a military action against people who are fighting against the government of their own country … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
counterinsurgency — n. tactics used in combating guerrilla fighters or revolutionaries … English contemporary dictionary
counterinsurgency — noun (U) military action against people who are fighting against their own country s government … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
counterinsurgency — coun·ter·insurgency … English syllables