Definition of Counterinsurgency

1. Noun. Actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency.

Exact synonyms: Pacification
Generic synonyms: Battle, Conflict, Struggle
Derivative terms: Counterinsurgent



Definition of Counterinsurgency

1. Noun. Any political or military action taken to defeat insurgency, especially during guerrilla warfare. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Counterinsurgency

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1. Weapons Transfers and Violations of the Laws of War in Turkey by James Ron (1995)
"Consequences of the counterinsurgency Strategy The Turkish strategy for defeating the PKK contains elements such as forced dislocation that are common to ..."

2. Defiant Again: Indigenous Peoples and Latin American Security by Donna Lee Van Cott (1998)
"... counterinsurgency POLICY The relationship between indigenous peoples and armed insurgents, drug traffickers, and security forces is a complex one. ..."

3. Afghanistan: First Five Years of Soviet Occupation by J. Bruce Amstutz (1994)
"44 SOVIET counterinsurgency STRATEGY During the years 1980-84 the Soviets never developed a successful strategy to pacify the country. ..."

4. By Sea, Air, and Land: An Illustrated History of the U. S. Navy and the War by Edward J. Marolda (1996)
"The Taylor mission to South Vietnam in October 1961 invigorated the American effort to develop specialized counterinsurgency units in the US Armed Forces. ..."

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