counterinsurgent counterinsurgent


  • (adj) of or relating or characteristic of actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency


  1. They happen because one of the things an insurgent does is attack the counterinsurgent's state of mind.
  2. Indeed, Bush's visit comes a day in advance of what could be a more significant event: a Baghdad-wide counterinsurgent crackdown involving tens of thousands of Iraqi troops.
  3. A guerrilla who has joined the government side, or a black who has been recruited as a counterinsurgent by one of the pro-government nationalist parties.


  1. "We are now executing a new counterinsurgent strategy. We have a new general in command who believes in it," McCain said during a campaign swing in Florida.
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: John McCain Source: Washington Post

  2. "Winning, to a counterinsurgent, Senator, means making progress, and in that regard I think we are winning but I think that it is, I think we are winning but I think that it is a slow process," General Petraeus responded.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: KTAL

  3. Yet, "we've got to get to the point where the police are truly an element of local civil control as opposed to counterinsurgent forces," Dempsey said.
    on Dec 2, 2005 By: Martin Dempsey Source: US Department of Defense (press release)

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