counterterrorism counterterrorism  /ˈkaʊn tər ˌtɛ rə ˌrɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism

Usage(s):

  1. There's a movement to diminish the CIA's role in counterterrorism.
  2. The White House meetings were also attended by a variety of other senior counterterrorism officials.
  3. Some counterterrorism officials believe that al-Qaeda has no middle management, which helps ensure that vital information does not flow beyond bin Laden's closest lieutenants.

News

  1. CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell retires after 33 years with agency

    Morell was passed over for the top CIA spot by President Barack Obama in favor of the president's counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, who announces Morrell's departure.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. CIA Deputy Director Morell steps down

    Morell was passed over for the top CIA spot by President Barack Obama in favor of his counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan. Brennan said Morell will be replaced by Avril Haines, currently a deputy assistant to the president and legal adviser at the National Security Council.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The News Journal

  3. Top FBI agent in Boston retiring

    Richard DesLauriers, Boston’s top FBI agent who recently oversaw counterterrorism investigation into the marathon bombings, is retiring in July after more than 25 years with the agency, department officials announced today. His last day on the job will be July 13. He is leaving federal law enforcement to serve as vice president of corporate security with Penske Corp., in Bloomfield Hills, Mich ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "We look forward to the Council's completion of the process, allowing the agreement to enter into force on August 1, 2010, thus fully restoring this important counterterrorism tool and resuming the sharing of investigative data that has been...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Headliner Watch

  2. "Some of the aid that goes to Pakistan is directly related to the counterterrorism mission," Rice told reporters on a trip to the Middle East. "We just have to review the situation."
    on Nov 5, 2006 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: 940 News

  3. "We will continue to expand our counterterrorism assistance program with Pakistan, and it will be, more than ever, the most comprehensive anti-terrorism program Britain has signed with any country," Brown said at a joint news conference with...
    on Dec 14, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: USA Today

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