counterinsurgent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

counter- +‎ insurgent

Noun[edit]

counterinsurgent (plural counterinsurgents)

  1. A person combating an insurgency
    • 2007 August 19, Buddhika Jayamaha, Wesley D. Smith, Jeremy Roebuck, Omar Mora, Edward Sandmeier, Yance T. Gray And Jeremy A. Murphy, “The War as We Saw It”, New York Times:
      Counterinsurgency is, by definition, a competition between insurgents and counterinsurgents for the control and support of a population.

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