[koun-ter-in-sur-juh n-see] /ˌkaʊn tər ɪnˈsɜr dʒən si/

noun, plural counterinsurgencies.
a program or an act of combating guerrilla warfare and subversion.
of, relating to, or designed for combating guerrilla warfare and subversion:
counterinsurgency funds.
action taken by a government to counter the activities of rebels, guerrillas, etc

1962, from counter- + insurgency.

Military power applied in guerrilla warfare in support of the established government.


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