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”, in New York Times[1]:
      Counterinsurgency is, by definition, a competition between insurgents and counterinsurgents for the control and support of a population.

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