counterterrorist counterterrorist  /ˌkaʊn tər ˈtɛ rə rɪst/


  1. (n) someone who attempts to prevent terrorism
  2. (adj) intended to prevent terrorism


  1. Inside the nerve center of America's counterterrorist operations: The Meaning of Spain From the terrorists' perspective, the Spanish election was a great victory.
  2. And so counterterrorist investigators went on their highest state of alert.
  3. We have now in operation, and working, a worldwide counterterrorist network.



    Best-selling author of thriller novels Vince Flynn, a best-selling author of thriller novels set in a world of canny terrorists, inept politicians and freedom-loving counterterrorist assassins, died Wednesday in St. Paul, Minn. He was 47.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


  1. Referring to the Gaza issue, Mr. Olmert said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting that "counterterrorist operations will continue as they have for months," in response to the continued rocket fire directed at Israel from the Gaza Strip.
    on Dec 23, 2007 By: Ehud Olmert Source: New York Times

  2. "For my regularly scheduled meeting with Condi Rice on May 30, [2001], I brought along [deputy CIA director] John McLaughlin, [then director of the CIA's counterterrorist center] Cofer Black, one of Cofer's top assistants, Rich B. (Rich can't be...
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: George Tenet Source:

  3. "Our two nations are working together as partners to improve Yemen's capacity to deliver vital services, control its borders, conduct effective counterterrorist activities and improve its services to the people of Yemen," Clinton said during a...
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: CNN Political Ticker (blog)

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